ERIC Number: ED435627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep-22
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Predicting Placement Test Scores with Cognitive and Socio-Economic Variables.
Alao, Solomon; Coffey, Grace; Ellington, Roni; Wright, Henrietta
The relationship among Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) results, high school grade point average (GPA), socioeconomic variables, and placement test scores was examined. Participants were 162 freshmen studies students from an urban university. Results of zero-order correlations indicated that the construct validity of the placement skills test used at the university is evident at a moderate level. Participants' English and mathematics placement skills test scores were moderately correlated with those of their SAT scores (verbal and mathematics) in the hypothesized manner. Participants' cognitive profiles were better predictors of their placement test scores than their socioeconomic profiles. The findings are discussed in terms of their implications for identifying and supporting freshmen studies students at the university. (Contains 6 tables and 15 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.
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