ERIC Number: ED231487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Correlation between English Qualifying Exam Scores and Freshman/Developmental English Grades at Wytheville Community College. Report No. 83-1.
Beavers, Jerry L.
In January 1982, Wytheville Community College (WCC) adopted the English Qualifying Exam (EQE) as its English placement instrument and made the exam mandatory for all students wishing to enter English 101 or 111 after the spring 1982 quarter. A study was conducted to determine the correlation between students' EQE scores and their English 101/111 grades and between EQE scores and the number of times required for WCC students to complete developmental English courses. The Statistical Analysis System was used to compute Pearson's correlation coefficients. The study revealed that there was significant correlation between EQE scores and English 101 and 111 scores, and the number of times required to complete English 01 and 08. Further research was recommended to determine whether selected data on high school transcripts had a higher degree of correlation with English course grades than the EQE scores and to test the appropriateness of current EQE cutoff scores. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wytheville Community Coll., VA. Office of Institutional Research.