ERIC Number: ED052235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Psychometric Evaluation of Harcum Freshmen: 1962-1970.
Blai, Boris, Jr.
The psychological-educational test program that is used at Harcum Junior College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania is discussed. The program assists students individually and in groups to assume responsibility for making their own educational and vocational career decisions. Student and class profiles from 1962 to 1970 which include I.Q. average, verbal and mathematical class averages as determined by the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), and other measures of individual achievement are analyzed. During the nine year period, Harcum has utilized a variety of measuring devices to ascertain for its freshmen their: (1) academic potential; (2) academic achievement level and special academic skills; (3) reading achievement or potential; (4) critical thinking ability; (5) study habits or attitudes; and (6) personality characteristics associated with adjustment to college life. A sustained effort has been made to furnish faculty, staff, and students with comprehensive, accurate information to help them make competent, considered decisions relating to individual student educational progress. (AE)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Aptitude Tests, Career Choice, College Freshmen, Decision Making, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Planning, Intelligence Tests, Measurement, Program Evaluation, Psychometrics, Student Adjustment, Student Attitudes, Student College Relationship, Student Evaluation, Study Habits, Testing Programs, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Interests
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Authoring Institution: Harcum Junior Coll., Bryn Mawr, PA.