ERIC Number: ED122884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Performance on the L.A.C.C. Guidance Examination, Fall, 1974. Research Study No. 76-4.
In order to assess the effectiveness of the Survey of Reading Achievement Examination in placing freshmen into various levels of freshman English and in predicting scholastic achievement as measured by English grades and total grade point average (GPA), a study was made of 301 Los Angeles City College students chosen at random from the total population of 1,510 students who took the examination in fall 1974. Recommendations based on the examination placed students about equally in the three English levels, and the number of students who actually enrolled in English the first year after taking the examination was approximately equal for each level. The significant but rather low correlations of the examination with English grades and GPA in the higher two levels, the non-significant correlation with grades in the remedial level indicate that the examination is not a good predictor of English grades or of GPA. Also, there was no significant difference between students in the recommended level English class and those in non-recommended classes in passing the course. Data are further evaluated by splitting the population according to age and sex of the students and course load. Complete study data are presented throughout the report in tabular and graphic form. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Coll., CA.