ERIC Number: ED112031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-18
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Deriving and Using a Table of GED Scores Expected from Specific ITED Scores and Some Ancillary Forms for ABCE Students.
Brant, Elaine E.
The paper states and proves three propositions regarding the usefulness of the ITED (Iowa Tests of Educational Development) in preparing adult basic education students to take the GED tests. The first proposition, that the ITED can be a useful practice test for GED candidates, is supported by the fact that the ITED tests are designed to measure the same skills as the GED and that the philosophy, objectives, subtest titles, and formats are similar in the two tests. Proposition 2, that performance on the ITED correlates positively with performance on the GED, and therefore can be used to predict scores on the GED, is supported by a series of investigations which demonstrated that the ITED Reading Comprehension test scores can be used to predict (with 75 percent confidence and within five points) an individual's average score on the GED in science, social studies, and literature. Proposition 3, that various criteria levels of GED performance are identifiable for various student goals, is demonstrated by the construction of two grids, one an item analysis and the other an individual profile sheet, which together can help students and instructors graphically analyze individual students' needs to attain skill levels meeting their chosen criteria levels. (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Iowa Tests of Educational Development