ERIC Number: EJ1072235
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Analyzing Student Performance in Specific Subject Area Indicators on the ETS Major Field Test in Business
Settlage, Daniel Murray; Wollscheid, Jim R.
Journal of Education for Business, v90 n6 p322-327 2015
The Major Field Test is a commonly used assessment instrument, but little emphasis has been put on analyzing student-level subject area indicator scores. The Educational Testing Service recently made these data available to institutions, and it is analyzed here. This analysis builds on previous work by incorporating demographic and programmatic information regarding individual students' course of study. The statistical framework employed allows the determination of drivers of student scores, and suggests likely avenues for improving future performance. The results suggest the number of courses a student takes in particular subject areas plays a role in the student's subscores and overall scores.
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Achievement Tests, Scores, Standardized Tests, College Seniors, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Major Field Achievement Test in Business