ERIC Number: ED098835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov-15
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The American College Test as a Predictor of Success on the College Level Examination Program.
Womack, Farris W.; McCluskey, Jimmy D.
More than half of the colleges and universities in the U.S. require entering freshmen to present scores on the American College Test (ACT) as a condition of admission. Within recent years, colleges and universities have been asked to determine procedures whereby prior educational achievement and life experiences could be evaluated and college level credit could be awarded. One response to this need has been the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). As interest in CLEP grew, it became readily apparent that validation of prior achievement and experience needed additional information in order to make realistic choices. Since the ACT examination already had been established as a condition for admission, the ACT appeared to be the most satisfactory instrument to use for predicting success on CLEP. The method that proved to be most satisfactory was the tally matrix from which probabilities were computed, as described in this report. The probabilities of earning credit based on ACT scores are disclosed in the tables accompanying the text. The method described for obtaining probabilities was computerized, thus permitting a generalized application of the technique. Nevertheless, the procedure can be accomplished manually and can be of significant value in counseling students, in program planning, and in evaluation monitoring of the CLEP program. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; College Level Examination Program