ERIC Number: ED436570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
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A Validity Study Comparing the ACT and the HOBET Entrance Examinations for Health-Care Students.
Schultz, Barry; Rakow, Ernest A.
This study examined the relationship between results of the ACT Assessment and the Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test (HOBET) entrance examinations. The purpose of the study was to estimate the validity of the HOBET as a predictor of student success and to compare the two examinations as predictors of grade point average (GPA) for students in the health care field. The sample consisted of 320 students from a small, private, health-care oriented college in the mid-south. The college offers bachelor's degrees in nursing and in health sciences. The data were compiled from fall 1995 through fall 1998. The variables examined included ACT scores, HOBET scores, total credit hours, and GPA. All students were given the HOBET only after scoring 20 on the ACT. The two examinations were correlated for this sample, and both were correlated with GPA. The HOBET was a better predictor of GPA than the ACT. The correlation coefficient was smaller than that found in a previous study (Educational Resources, 1993), probably because of the homogeneity of the sample. (Contains 5 tables and 10 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment