ERIC Number: ED170158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Multilevel Remediation in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. Final Report.
This document presents a cognitive diagnostic test which was devised as part of the Multilevel Remediation in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics project funded by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (Department of Health, Education, and Welfare). The test diagnoses the following areas of cognition judged by empirical analysis and/or substantiated by statistical analysis to be necessary for successful completion of college-level courses: Verbally Defined Language, Visual-Abstract Language, Pattern Recognition, Classification, and Logical Interaction. Although correlations vary with teaching style and maintenance of standards within courses, the general trend is for positive correlations between all segments of the test and students' final grades. Correlation coefficients between students' grades vs. segments of the test, and grades vs. reading scores indicate that the Cognitive Diagnostic Test is the better predictor of success in course work, particularly in classes where thinking is an explicit learning objective and in which standards are criterion-referenced. (Author/HM)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Jefferson Community Coll., Louisville, KY.