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ERIC Number: ED131902
Record Type: Non-Journal
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Pages: 6
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The Relationship Between ACT Sub-Test Scores and Grades Earned: A Correlational Study.
Nolan, Edwin J.
A correlational study was conducted using ACT (American College Test) sub-test scores and actual grades earned in corresponding subject areas in order to determine if the ACT was an effective predictor for student's grades at Southern West Virginia Community College (SWVCC). Study subjects were all students (n= 241) who had ACT test scores on file and who were enrolled at SWVCC. Correlational analyses yielded coefficients of such low magnitude as to conclude that there is no significant relationship between ACT test scores and academic performance at SWVCC. Based on these findings, it was recommended that use of the ACT be discontinued and that a more suitable instrument such as the College Qualifying Test or the Comparative Guidance and Placement Test, both of which have been developed for and normed on community college students, be used. (Author/JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment