ERIC Number: ED375154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Two-Semester Validity Study of the Use of the College Board Achievement Test in Mathematics Level 1 for Placement into M 403K at UT Austin. Fall 1988 and Spring 1989.
Trent, Lynn M.; And Others
At the request of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Texas Austin (UT Austin), the Measurement and Evaluation Center conducted a validity study to assist in revising the department's placement policy for Mathematics 403K (M 403K). The existing decision score on the College Board Achievement Test in Mathematics Level 1 (460) was causing unacceptable placement error. Data, including Achievement Test scores and final course grades, were analyzed for 1,337 fall semester students and 781 spring semester students. A recommendation was made that the decision score of 460 be changed to 530. Faculty representatives subsequently lowered the decision score to 480, although students with scores from 480 to 520 were advised that completing an algebra course prior to enrolling in M 403K would probably improve their grades. Eight tables present analysis data. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Measurement and Evaluation Center.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: College Board Achievement Tests