ERIC Number: ED353297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
UNO ACT Class Profile, 1989-90 [and] 1990-91.
Crawford, A. E., II
ESS Reports, v3 n1 Apr 1990 v4 n1 May 1991
The report "UNO Act Class Profile, 1989-90" in the first of two serial issues presents salient parts of data from "The Class Profile Report" of the American College Testing (ACT) Corporation, which provides detailed information concerning the academic past of 1,359 freshmen entering the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) in the fall of 1989, their family backgrounds, past achievements, and goals and aspirations for the future. The ACT Assessment provides test results in four areas (English, mathematics, social sciences, and natural sciences). This report provides one figure and describes support expectations. These freshmen were interested in advanced placement programs and credit by examination, and they required academic support services. The UNO participates in two data producing and analysis programs annually based on the Student Assessment Program of the ACT Corporation. The "ACT Class Profile, 1990-91" in the second of two serial issues provides data on 1,399 freshman entering the UNO in the fall of 1990 and their initial academic efforts at the university. The two reports provide information that is supportive and related in time; the class profile data group of 1 year produces the Prediction Research group of the next year. Caution must be exercised in the use of ACT scores to predict the grades of students enrolling in the UNO. Overall, the UNO entering freshmen classes for the fall of 1989 semester and the fall of 1990 each were diverse groups with academic and personal characteristics that were much in line with those expected from UNO students over the years. (RLC)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, College Entrance Examinations, College Freshmen, English, Higher Education, Mathematics Tests, National Programs, Natural Sciences, Predictive Measurement, Profiles, Research Reports, Scores, Social Studies, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Test Results, Testing Programs
University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), Educational and Student Services, 60th and Doge Streets, Omaha, NE 68182-0299.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Omaha. Educational and Student Services.