ERIC Number: ED023350
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Publication Date: 1968-Apr
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Architecture School Performance Predicted from ASAT, Intellective and Nonintellective Measures.
Lunneborg, Clifford E.; Lunneborg, Patricia W.
This study is part of a continuing search for measures of divergent thinking and for better predictors of performance in occupational areas depending on such ways of thinking. Traditional predictors of college performance, i.e., high school GPA and tests of verbal and quantitative aptitude have always worked much better estimating success in English, mathematics and biology courses than they have in art, music and architecture. It was found that a more accurate prediction of success for architecture students could be made by using tests designed specifically to tap abilities which architects had judged were related to success in architecture school along with the traditional tests used to predict college performance. Course grades and faculty ratings were predicted for 228 students from Architectural School Aptitude Test (ASAT) scores, ASAT scores complemented by 18 traditional academic predictors, the traditional battery alone, and ASAT scores complemented by 16 biographic and interest items. Results showed the ASAT to be useful as a tool for guiding prospective architecture students. ASAT scores alone, however, predicted long-term criteria poorly but when supplemented with other intellective measures or with biographic data, the best predictions over all architecture criteria were made. (CS)
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Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Bureau of Testing.