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ERIC Number: ED062970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Pages: 17
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Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Relationship Between Scores on the School and College Ability Test (SCAT Series II), the College English Placement Test (CEPT) and Academic Achievement in American History and Constitution (History 27).
Schaumburg, Gary F.
This paper reports the results of an investigation of the relationship between scores on the School and College Ability Test (SCAT), the College English Placement Test (CEPT), and grades earned in American History and Constitution (History 27 at Cerritos College, California) in order to ascertain if predictability of "successful" or "unsuccessful" achievement in History 27 would be enhanced by prior knowledge of students' placement test scores. Grade reports and placement test scores were obtained for all who had enrolled in a History 27 course in Fall 1970 and Spring 1971. Students were classified as day or evening and full- or part-time. Grade distributions were constructed for all day and evening students. Content and predictive validity between test scores and academic achievement were established. Final observations revealed that the CEPT and SCAT tests might be of limited assistance in placing future students in History 27, but that it is highly possible that tests having greater content validity may also have greater predictive validity. (Author/AL)
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Authoring Institution: Cerritos Coll., Norwalk, CA.