ERIC Number: ED219025
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Report on the Use of the COMP Objective Test and Activity Inventory to Assess Nazareth College General Evaluation Outcomes.
The American College Testing Program's College Outcome Measures Project (COMP) Objective Test and Activity Inventory were administered to 93 Nazareth freshmen in fall 1980 and to 36 seniors in spring 1981. Results provided data on the actual level of student performance in relation to several key general education outcomes and comparisons of Nazareth students with groups at other institutions. They also indicated the amount of anticipated growth in certain student skills (in communicating, problem-solving, values clarification, functioning within social institutions, using science and technology, and using the arts) as a consequence of the college program. It was concluded that (1) Nazareth freshmen are slightly lower in entrance ability than freshmen in the norm group, but score close to the mean in all the specific areas measured by the study; (2) Nazareth seniors were also somewhat lower in entrance level ability than the senior norm group, but compared favorably in most areas with students in the reference group; and (3) significant growth is likely to occur for the freshmen who remain at Nazareth College for 4 years. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Achievement Gains, College Freshmen, College Role, College Seniors, Communication Skills, Comparative Analysis, General Education, Higher Education, Humanistic Education, Individual Development, Outcomes of Education, Private Colleges, Problem Solving, Socialization, Values Clarification
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nazareth Coll., MI.