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ERIC Number: ED071789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Pages: 7
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The Use of the Miller Analogies Test as a Screening Device for Mexican-American Graduate Students.
Duling, John A.
The determination of whether or not the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is a valid screening device to use with a culturally diverse populace was examined. The study was conducted at New Mexico State University (NMSU) using 2 sample groups. Sample A consisted of 560 Anglos and 101 Mexican Americans tested by the NMSU Counseling Center during a 2-year period (1968 to 1970), and sample B consisted of 337 Anglos and 51 Mexican Americans admitted to the graduate school at NMSU during a 3-year period (1967-1970). The 3 hypotheses developed for testing were (1) that there is a significant difference between MAT scores of Anglos and Mexican Americans, (2) that there is a significant difference between earned Grade Point Averages (GPA) of Mexican Americans and Anglos in the first semester of graduate school, and (3) that the correlation of MAT scores and first semester GPAs in graduate school will be significantly different for Mexican Americans and Anglos. The results of the study provided the basis for accepting the first and third hypotheses and for not accepting the second hypothesis. It was strongly indicated that students of Mexican American extraction obtain significantly lower scores on the MAT than do their fellow Anglos, but this fact does not seem to be a detrimental factor which influences performance in class at the graduate level. It was concluded that the MAT does not have much value as a predictive instrument for either group. (PS)
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