ERIC Number: ED202370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Testing in Affirmative Action.
Manning, Winton H.
Graphs and charts pertaining to testing in affirmative action are presented. Data concern the following: the predictive validity of College Board admissions tests using freshman grade point average as the criterion; validity coefficients of undergraduate grade point average (UGPA) alone, Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores, and undergraduate average combined with LSAT scores; validity coefficients for five predictors of success in graduate school in nine fields; the proportion of students at various levels of Graduate Record Examination Advanced test scores in chemistry, physics, and psychology who attained the Ph.D. within ten years; scatter plot diagrams showing prediction without selection and prediction with selection; a hypothetical example showing effect of restriction in range of talent on the size of the validity coefficient; multiple validity coefficients (LSAT and UGPA) for two successive first year classes in 95 law schools; proportion of successful selectees as a function of validity and selectivity; predicted and actual grades for black and Mexican American students; cross-plot of deltas for white-Northeasterns, white-Southeasterns, Afro-Americans, Puerto Ricans, Mexican Americans, and Latin-Americans. (SW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.; Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Inservice Education Program.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Graduate Record Examinations; Law School Admission Test