ERIC Number: ED244666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May-14
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The DeKalb REM Test-SAT Replication Study.
Johnson, Berman E.
Since 1979, DeKalb Community College has used the Reading, English and Mathematics (REM) Test, which combines testing materials from three different sources, as an admissions and placement instrument. In spring 1984, a study was conducted to verify the results of a previous investigation, which had revealed significant correlation between REM Test placement levels and Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) scores, and to develop conversion tables for REM and SAT scores. The study analyzed the records of 581 students whose REM and SAT scores were recorded at the Testing Center between September 1982 and September 1983 using Pearson product-moment correlation coefficients and scattergrams. Study findings revealed: (1) a significant relationship existed between REM and SAT scores, with a correlation coefficient of .76 for total SAT and total REM scores; (2) scattergrams showed that the most accurate values of REM Test verbal scores were computed from SAT verbal scores in the range 200 to 540; and (3) the most accurate values for REM Test math scores were computed from SAT math scores in the range 250 to 560. Based on study findings, it was concluded that the REM Test had concurrent validity with the SAT and recommended that the conversion tables developed in the study be used with caution as they were not capable of providing categorical predictions of student test performance. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: DeKalb Community Coll., Clarkston, GA. DeKalb Area Vocational-Technical School.