ERIC Number: ED453844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Performance of Alabama College System Students on the Alabama Basic Skills Test. Chancellor's Research Report.
Alabama State Dept. of Postsecondary Education, Montgomery.
This study investigated the performance of Alabama College System (ACS) students on a Basic Skills Test (BST) and compared it with non-ACS students' scores to determine whether there were significant differences in achievement. The Alabama Basic Skills Test is required of all students seeking admission to teacher education programs at Alabama colleges or universities. This study included 1,181 ACS students and 1,518 non-ACS students. A comparison of the mean scale score for students who had attended an ACS institution (353.92) and those who had not (351.86) revealed that there was no statistical difference between the mean scale scores for the two groups. However, the percentage of ACS students passing the BST (93%) is statistically significantly higher than students who have not attended an ACS institution (89%). A comparison of scores by race and gender indicate differences in mean scores by race but no difference between males and females. The relationship between age of student and BST scale score was investigated and showed that there was no significant relationship. These data suggest that the core preparation provided by the institutions of The Alabama College System for students intending to become teachers in Alabama public schools is comparable to the preparation received at other institutions. (JA)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Dept. of Postsecondary Education, Montgomery.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama