ERIC Number: ED205605
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Comparison of the Incremental Validity of the California Achievement Tests with That of the ACT and SAT When Used with High School GPA to Predict College GPA.
Halpin, Glennelle; And Others
One purpose of this study was to compare the incremental effectiveness over high school grade point average (GPA) alone of the American College Testing Program (ACT) assessment, the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), and the California Achievement Tests (CAT) in predicting college freshman GPA. A second purpose was to look at the relative effectiveness of the high school GPA, the ACT, the SAT, and the CAT in predicting college freshman GPA. Data were collected from 1453 college freshman. High school grades predicted college GPA better than the ACT, the SAT, or the CAT. Each of the three tests provided an increase in predictive efficiency of 18.47 percent. The ACT, the SAT, and the CAT all possessed the same ineremental validity. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Auburn Univ., AL.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; California Achievement Tests; SAT (College Admission Test)