ERIC Number: ED379311
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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The Relationship between High School Placement Test Scores, ACT Scores, and GPAs for Central Catholic High School Students.
Smith, Michael J.
Many private schools administer some type of standardized test to prospective students in an attempt to assess the student's potential for success in high school. The test results are used to assist the school in deciding whether to accept the student or to assist in the placement of the student in the appropriate curriculum level. This study examined the relationship between the composite scores of the Scholastic Testing Service High School Placement Test (HSPT), American College Test (ACT), and the final high school grade point average (GPA) for all Central Catholic High School Students (Toledo, Ohio) in the class of 1993 (GPA for 321 students, ACT for 264). Results indicated significantly high correlations between HSPT composite scores and GPA as well as HSPT composite scores and ACT scores. Likewise, the results showed significant correlation between ACT composite scores and GPA. The conclusion is that there exists a strong positive relationship between HSPT composite scores, ACT scores, and GPA for Central Catholic students. One table lists cases and standard deviations for variables. (Contains 5 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment