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ERIC Number: ED107334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 16
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Is Your LPN Program Keeping P.A.C.E.?
Miller, George; Schill, William John
High demand for admission to Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) programs and limited state resource allocations for LPN training programs in Washington, have forced North Seattle Community College (NSCC) to utilize a selective admissions policy for its LPN program. Currently, prospective LPN students are required to obtain satisfactory scores on each sub-test of the Pre-Admission and Classification Examination (PACE). Because this test costs each student $6.00 and because scores are not available for four weeks, an alternative test has been sought. Since October 1973, NSCC has been administering both the PACE and the Differential Aptitude Test (DAT) to prospective students. The DAT is free and scores are available the same day. This study compares the DAT and the PACE as predictors of success in LPN classes and on the state licensure examination. Results indicate that the DAT is a less reliable predictor of success; however, final conclusions cannot be drawn because of the limited sample size to date. The authors recommend that concerned community colleges give both tests to applicants, admit students in the top 60 percent on one or both tests, and then analyze licensure test scores through time until one test emerges superior. Tables of data are included. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Washington
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Differential Aptitude Test