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ERIC Number: ED263176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Predicting MCAT Examination Scores.
Dawson-Saunders, Beth; And Others
Acceptable performance on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is necessary for acceptance into medical school; therefore, students planning a career in medicine and their advisors would benefit by having information useful in predicting performance on this examination. The present study examined the validity of the ACT Assessment as such a predictor, using as subjects 197 undergraduate students at a large midwestern university who applied to the medical school during a five year period. The results indicated that the ACT composite score was strongly related to MCAT performance, although the predictability was enhanced by inclusion of information on the student's grade point average in science subjects: multiple R's ranged from .57 for predicting MCAT reading to .62 for biology. Used appropriately, these results will be beneficial to undergraduate students, pre-medical advisors, and others in determining the need for remedial coursework and deciding when to take the MCAT examination. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; Medical College Admission Test