ERIC Number: ED253272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
DRT/ASSET/Final Grade Study. Fund for Instructional Improvement Final Report, 1983-84.
Santa Rosa Junior Coll., CA.
A study was conducted to compare scores on the main placement tests used at Santa Rosa Junior College (i.e., the Diagnostic Reading Test and pre-calculus and pre-algebra tests) and scores on the American College Testing Service's ASSET battery of tests with student course grades to see if any of the tests acted as a reliable predictor for success. A total of 350 student volunteers were tested, and many were provided with academic counseling and test interpretations. Student grades in nine separate courses were considered. Study findings included the following: (1) students taking courses recommended by counselors were more successful overall than were students taking non-recommended classes; (2) no one test proved to be a good predictor of success for all nine courses; (3) the reading and math tests were unable to predict success in any courses; and (4) scores on the reading test correlated significantly with students' overall grade point average. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Coll. Fund for Instructional Improvement.
Authoring Institution: Santa Rosa Junior Coll., CA.