ERIC Number: ED026046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
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An Investigation of Test Variables Potentially Useful to the Washington Pre-College Testing Program for Community College Subject Fields.
Greenmun, Renny; And Others
This study was to identify variables potentially useful in predicting a larger proportion of variance in community college study fields than accounted for by the current Washington Pre-College (WPC) battery. Selected tests from the Comparative Guidance and Placement (CGP) Core and Research Batteries, and the Tool and Form Matching subtests from the General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB) were administered to high school seniors or to freshmen entering three Washington State community colleges. The subjects' scores on these tests, along with their WPC scores, constituted the input data for two correlation matrices. One correlation matrix, based on the high school subjects, consisted of WPC variables, the two GATB subtests, and the CGP Research Battery. The second matrix was based on the community college subjects and consisted of WPC variables and the CGP Core Battery variables. The two matrices were subjected to three separate sequential predictor selection analyses: (1) the prediction of each CGP Research Battery and GATB subtest from WPC variables: (2) the prediction of each CGP Core Battery test from WPC variables; and (3) the prediction of each WPC variable from CGP Core Battery subtests. From the results of the predictor selection analyses, ten CGP variables and the two GATB subtests appeared to warrant further investigation as potentially useful predictors. All of the WPC tests except Reading Speed showed relatively high predictability from the CGP Core Battery. (Author/HH)
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Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Bureau of Testing.
Identifiers - Location: Washington