ERIC Number: ED375150
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Results of the Administration of the Computerized Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation Test to College of Communication Students on July 7, 1992.
Smith, Nancy J.; And Others
The Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation (GSP) test is administered to students in the College of Communication at the University of Texas, Austin, as a means of determining eligibility to register for certain courses in journalism, broadcasting, and advertising. The test was administered in a paper-and-pencil version to 16 students and in a computerized (CAT) version of 23 students. Overall, results suggest that the CAT version is an excellent alternative to the paper-and-pencil test. The pass rate for both versions was 73%, and classification decisions of one version relative to the other had an overall agreement rate of 73%. Attitudes toward the clarity of directions, ease of use, and perception of skill assessment were overwhelmingly positive. An appendix lists equivalent scores on the two test versions. Six tables present study results. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Measurement and Evaluation Center.