ERIC Number: ED260086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
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Implications of a Literate Skills Testing Model Designed to Assess English Usage and Mathematics Competencies of Older, Adult Transfer Students.
Suddick, David E.; Collins, Burton A.
Based upon prior research in the College of Business and Public Administration and the first year of the university testing program at an upper division, midwestern university, implications for testing of older transfer students are drawn. Students should be tested before, or during, their first term of academic history. If remediation is not required immediately after a student does not pass the examination, a retest is an acceptable option during the first term of enrollment. Any deficiencies should be remediated as soon as possible, preferably during the student's second term of academic history. This study produced the first known test-retest reliability coefficients for the Test of Standard Written English (TSWE) and Elementary Algebra skills of the Descriptive Tests of Mathematics Skills (DTMS). Based upon small samples with restricted ranges of scores, impressive psychometric statistics were generated. There were coefficients of 0.78 for the TSWE and 0.72 for the DTMS. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of Standard Written English