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ERIC Number: EJ872877
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0191-491X
Development and Validation of an Admission Test Designed to Assess Samples of Performance on Academic Tasks
Tanilon, Jenny; Segers, Mien; Vedder, Paul; Tillema, Harm
Studies in Educational Evaluation, v35 n4 p168-173 Dec 2009
This study illustrates the development and validation of an admission test, labeled as Performance Samples on Academic Tasks in Educational Sciences (PSAT-Ed), designed to assess samples of performance on academic tasks characteristic of those that would eventually be encountered by examinees in an Educational Sciences program. The test was based on one of Doyle's (1983) categories of academic tasks, namely comprehension tasks. There were 108 examinees who completed the test consisting of nine comprehension tasks. Factor analysis indicated that the test is basically unidimensional. Furthermore, generalizability analysis indicated adequate reliability of the pass/fail decisions. Regression analysis then showed that the test significantly predicted later academic performance. The implications of using performance assessments such as PSAT-Ed in admission procedures are discussed. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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