ERIC Number: ED106357
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
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The Use of the Comparative Guidance and Placement Test in Predicting School Achievement: Three Models.
Elterich, Kenneth W.; And Others
The predictive validity of the Comparative Guidance and Placement Program (CGP) tests for two diverse curricular groups was examined. Three methods for developing predictive equations were compared. The CGP was administered to 417 Liberal Studies and 316 Business Technical students at a New England community college. Principal component analyses and varimax rotations were employed for each curricular group. Three multiple regression procedures were run to predict end-of-freshman year grades. Predictors were component, scale, and raw scores. or both groups, R's near .50 were found; cross-validation R's near .53 and .43 were found for the two groups. Incremental validity associated with adding high school grades to the equations is presented. The predictive equations are compared in light of comments by Darlington (1968) and Rozeboom (1966). (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Business Education, Comparative Analysis, Correlation, Grade Point Average, Guidance Programs, Liberal Arts, Majors (Students), Models, Predictive Measurement, Predictive Validity, Predictor Variables, Statistical Analysis, Student Placement, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Tests, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
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