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ERIC Number: ED084944
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 125
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American College Test Assessment of Educational Hierarchies and Scholastic Survival at the University of the Philippines.
Mercado, Aurea Adrias
The purpose of this study was to ascertain if the American College Test (ACT) that is widely used for student assessment in American colleges and universities can be used as a screening instrument at the University of the Philippines. The design utilized correlational and discriminatory techniques for data involving academic factors, and computer chi-square statistical tests for data involving nonacademic factors. The study demonstrated evidence of a gain in selection accuracy ranging from 75% to 86% with the use of the ACT, and a percentage increase in the level of criterion achievement ranging from 3% to 15% between students who would have been admitted with the use of the ACT and students admitted without the use of the ACT. The results of the study indicated that the ACT scores are valid predictors of academic success at the University of the Philippines and that the ACT profile section provides useful demographic information that similarly differentiates highly successful, successful, and unsuccessful freshmen. (Author/PG)
University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Order #69-7202 ($4.00 MF - $10.00 Xerox)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment