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ERIC Number: ED433751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Pages: 23
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Non-traditional vs. Traditional Academic Delivery Systems: Comparing ETS Scores for Undergraduate Students in Business Programs, 1996-1999. AIR 1999 Annual Forum Paper.
Jonas, Peter M.; Weimer, Don
This two-year study involving five colleges and universities compared the academic achievement, as measured by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Major Field Achievement Test (MFAT) in Business of students in traditional undergraduate programs and those in non-traditional accelerated adult degree programs. The study also compared the subjects' test results with national norms and analyzed the relationship of the MFAT and grades in traditional and non-traditional business programs. In Phase 1, 122 traditional undergraduate students and 209 non-traditional students took the pre-assessment ETS MFAT and 81 students completed the post-assessment MFAT. Undergraduate non-traditional students averaged slightly higher on the ETS MFAT pre-assessment than did traditional undergraduate students. During Phase 2, 173 of the students who took the ETS test originally re-took it after completing their major courses. This study compared matched pairs of traditional/non-traditional students and also found that non-traditional students scored higher on the post-assessment than did traditional students. Results indicate that students in non-traditional accelerated business programs score as well, if not better, than traditional students in business programs at the same institutions. (Contains 19 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Major Field Achievement Test in Business