ERIC Number: ED061019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Validation of the Use of the Cooperative Reading Comprehension Test by University College at Hofstra University, 1967-1970.
Lichtenstein, Pauline; Yuker, Harold E.
This study was designed to examine the validity of the Cooperative Reading Comprehension Test (CRCT), Form 1A, for advisement purposes. During the period under study, February 1967 through September 1969, 1,020 people took the test, and 39 percent of those tested enrolled at Hofstra University. CRCT scores on the average differentiated those who attended the university from those who did not, but did not differentiate those who were still attending from those who withdrew. No statistical differences were found among the three groups in age or sex, but the mean score for nonattenders was always significantly lower than comparable groups of attenders or withdrawers. For both attenders and withdrawers, total CRCT score correlated low or moderately with selected academic subjects as well as cumulated grade-point average. However, total CRCT scores were able to differentiate those at the low end of academic achievement. No statistically significant advantage for low CRCT scorers from taking a reading course was indicated. Norms were calculated based on the 398 students who attended, and the 20th percentile cutoff for advising a reading course was 162. Tables and references are included. (Author/AW)
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Authoring Institution: Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY. Center for the Study of Higher Education.