ERIC Number: ED401978
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of Student Assessed Skills and Assessment Testing.
At study was undertaken at California's College of the Canyons (CoC) to investigate the relationship between students' self assessments of skills on Computerized Assessment and Placement Programs forms and results from assessment tests in mathematics, reading, and writing. Data were collected on students who enrolled at the college in fall 1995 and spring 1996. The results of the students' assessments of their skills indicated that, on a scale of inadequate, adequate, good, and excellent, students ranked their listening, problem solving, speaking, writing, and reading skills as good, but their mathematical skills as adequate. In addition, students believed that between 2-3 to 4-5 hours of studying would be sufficient to receive a grade of "C" or higher. Results from the assessment tests indicated that students' received the highest scores for reading skills, the second highest for writing skills, and the lowest scores for mathematics skills. The results for all three tests indicated that students were generally successful at rating their own skills. Based on these findings, it was recommended that students continue to self-rate their learning and study skills, but that conclusive decisions on student placement should not be based solely on individuals' self-ratings. (AJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA. Office of Institutional Development.