ERIC Number: ED330244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Standardized Tests Used for Higher Education Admission and Placement in California during 1989. The First in a Series of Biennial Reports Published in Accordance with Senate Bill 1416 (Chapter 446, Statutes of 1989). Report 90-16.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
This report of the California State Postsecondary Education Commission discusses standardized testing at the higher education level in California and is comprised of three parts. Part 1 describes six tests related to undergraduate admission, placement, and financial assistance. Part 2 describes five tests required by graduate programs and professional schools for admission. For each of these tests, the report summarizes what the test is designed to measure, how it is formatted, and how it is used in California. The report also summarizes national and California participation and performance data by sex and major ethnic group for the last 5 years, to the extent this information is provided by the test sponsors. In addition to mean (average) test performance by group, the report reviews available data on the test's predictive validity and standard error of measurement that have implications for appropriate test use. Part 3 reviews the relations between standardized testing and college admission in California and the role testing companies have, or can have, in expanding access for Hispanic, Black, and American Indian students. The report concludes by identifying three areas in which further efforts are needed in order for the Commission to respond more completely to the authorizing statute. Appendices contain State Senate Bill 1416 and test sponsor materials. Contains 43 references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Admission, Comparative Analysis, Educational Testing, Ethnic Groups, Graduate Study, High School Graduates, High Schools, Higher Education, Performance, Predictive Measurement, Professional Education, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Test Reviews, Test Validity
Publications Office of the Commission, 1020 Twelfth Street, Third Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814-3985.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California