ERIC Number: ED022417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Mar
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The Assessment of Student Accomplishment in College.
Richards, James M., Jr.; And Others
To assess the non-academic accomplishments of college students more broadly than do grades, a questionnaire having 12 scales was designed and administered to 3147 freshmen, 5127 sophomores, and 1566 seniors in a variety of colleges. The scales measured achievement, as determined by the students themselves, in leadership, social participation, the arts, science, business, humanities, religious service, music, writing, social science, speech and drama, and included a scale for recognition of academic accomplishment. Other data used in analyzing the scales were self-reported grade averages and life goals. It was found that generally seniors have accomplished more than sophomores, sophomores more than freshmen and there is an internal consistency for all scales and groups. Little correlation exists between academic recognition and extra-classroom achievements. The scales appear to represent valid measurements and can help to provide a more comprehensive evaluation of college success or failure. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA. Research and Development Div.