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ERIC Number: ED086292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Pages: 7
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A Trial Administration of the Comparative Guidance and Placement Program.
Clark, Robert M.
Research was conducted to study possible alternatives to ACT and SAT for admission and placement purposes. A survey of California community colleges revealed that the information desired about students is how well they can write, how well they can read, and how well they can apply basic mathematics skills and that the test should not exceed $3.00 in cost and should run about two hours. ETS's offer of a free trial administration of the Comparative Guidance and Placement Program was accepted to provide the opportunity to compare the results with prior ACT scores. CGP component plan eleven, which includes sentences, reading and mathematics, was administered to 26 Reedley College first-semester freshmen and 137 Reedley High School seniors. The scores of the freshmen were compared with their ACT scores, and those of the latter group were compared with the ACT scores of the 1972 entering freshmen. Results revealed, for practical purposes, no significant differences, indicating that CGP can be used to screen for placement as effectively as ACT or SAT. In actual use, the cost of this CGP plan would be about $2.00, with a testing time of two hours and fifteen minutes. It is recommended that the CGP be considered for adoption for admission and placement. It is also suggested that ETS work on improving the answer sheet and the explanation of the math portion. (KM)
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Authoring Institution: Reedley Coll., CA.