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ERIC Number: ED139015
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 55
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Relationship of Selected Variables to Achievement in a Basic Communication Skills Course.
Warming, Virginia Oliver
One hundred twenty college freshmen in the lowest 20% of their classes participated in a study of the relationships between scores on the Nelson-Denny Reading Test and the Cooperative English Test and varying levels of standing on ACT English and Social Studies and SAT Verbal Tests, by race and gender, controlling for high school grade-point average, class size, rank in class, and complexity of the Omnibus Personality Inventory. Results indicated that, of the two ACT subtests, ACT English was the better predictor. ACT Social Studies alone was not significantly related to either of the criterion variables. For the Nelson-Denny, performance was positively related to ACT English and SAT Verbal scores. High school grade-point average varied significantly with Nelson-Denny scores. For the Cooperative English Test, a three-way interaction was present; in order to predict Cooperative English scores, information would be required on level of ACT or SAT score, sex, and race of the student. Class size, rank in class, autonomy, and complexity did not vary significantly with either the Nelson-Denny or the Cooperative English Test. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; SAT (College Admission Test)