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ERIC Number: ED025256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Pages: 4
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A Report on the Use of the Toledo Chemistry Placement Examination at Fresno City College.
Gaither, Loren
The Toledo Chemistry Placement Examination was administered to the 163 students enrolling in general inorganic chemistry during the academic year 1967-68 in an effort to develop a way to screen enrolling students and reduce the large percentage of students doing poorly in the course. The product moment correlation between the Toledo scores and the final semester grades for these students was .42, significant at the .01 level. Regression equations were then used to establish guidelines for using this test in predicting success in chemistry. On the basis of these guidelines it can be said that, if a student receives a score greater than 54 on the Toledo exam, it is likely he will receive a C or better in the chemistry course; if his score is from 46 to 54, his chances of receiving a C or better are equal to his chances of receiving a D or F; if he scores below 46, it is likely he will receive a D or F. As these are tentative guidelines, it is recommended that the score on the Toledo test be used only for student information until more adequate guidelines are established with continued use of the test. (MC)
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Authoring Institution: Fresno City Coll., CA.