NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Showing all 11 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Elliot, Norbert; Deess, Perry; Rudniy, Alex; Joshi, Kamal – Research in the Teaching of English, 2012
The purpose of the present study is to examine concurrent and predictive evidence used in the validation of ACCUPLACER, a purchased test used to place first-year students into writing courses at an urban, public research university devoted to science and technology education. Concurrent evidence was determined by correlations between ACCUPLACER…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Program Effectiveness, Writing Ability, Technology Education
New Jersey Basic Skills Council, Trenton. – 1991
This report presents Fall, 1991 results of the New Jersey College Basic Skills Placement Testing which tests incoming college students and evaluates collegiate remedial courses. A summary of the findings notes that freshmen recorded poorer results on every section of the test compared to 1990 results, that in verbal skills 42 percent lacked…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Basic Skills, College Freshmen
Dass, Jane; Pine, Charles – 1981
The New Jersey College Basic Skills Placement Test (NJCBSPT) is designed to measure certain basic language and mathematics skills of students entering New Jersey colleges. The primary purpose of the two mathematics sections is to determine whether students are prepared to begin certain college-level work without a handicap in computation or…
Descriptors: Algebra, Basic Skills, College Freshmen, Computation
New Jersey Basic Skills Council, Trenton. – 1985
Results of the New Jersey College Basic Skills Placement Test are presented for fall 1984 entering freshmen. The test consists of an essay and four multiple choice sections: reading comprehension, sentence sense, computation, and elementary algebra. New forms of the test are developed each year. A total of 46,465 freshmen at 30 public colleges and…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Achievement Tests, Algebra, Basic Skills
Hecht, Lawrence W. – 1980
This report presents the major available evidence to date on the validity of the New Jersey College Basic Skills Placement Test (NJCBSPT). The findings are as follows: (1) results of two content-validity questionnaires show New Jersey college instructors to be in general agreement that the test content is appropriate and important to assess; (2)…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, College Freshmen, Higher Education, Mathematics Achievement
Grandy, Jerilee – 1980
The primary purposes of the study were (1) to investigate whether three subtests of the Comparative Guidance and Placement Program (CGP): Mosaic Comparisons, Year 2000 and Letter Groups measure skills uniquely different from traditional verbal and mathematical skills; and (2) to test whether the New Jersey College Basic Skills Placement Test…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Entrance Examinations, College Freshmen, Correlation
Smith, Richard M. – 1981
Most attempts to correct for the presence of biased test items in a measurement instrument have been either to remove the items or to adjust the scores to correct for the bias. Using the Rasch Dichotomous Response Model and the independent ability estimates derived from three sets of items, those which favor females, those which favor males, and…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Higher Education, Individual Differences, Measurement Techniques
Mitchell, Virginia P.; Smith, Richard M. – 1980
The validity of cut-off scores, used to place students into English and mathematics courses, and a dichotomized success variable, representing student abilities related to success in three sequential mathematics courses, were investigated. This study, examining the cutting scores of students entering Mercer County Community College in Fall, 1978,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Algebra, Basic Skills, College Freshmen
Edge, Donald – 1979
Test results are summarized for the second year of the New Jersey College Basic Skills Placement Test administered to 47,725 entering freshmen in the fall of 1979. Performance is categorized into one of three groups: appears proficient in basic skills tested; demonstrates proficiency in some (but not all) of the areas tested; and demonstrates a…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Basic Skills, College Freshmen, College Mathematics
Boone, Janice; And Others – 1978
The New Jersey College Basic Skills Placement Test was administered to 42,984 freshmen entering New Jersey colleges and universities and four independent colleges in the fall of 1978 in order to assess students' specific strengths and weaknesses in reading, writing, and mathematics for placement in appropriate first-year courses. Based on test…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, College Freshmen, College Mathematics
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Feeley, Joan T.; And Others – Journal of Developmental Education, 1987
Describes a study of the effects of direct exposure to the reading selection topics of the New Jersey College Basic Skills Placement Test reading comprehension subtest on students' posttest scores. Finds that instruction in reading strategies helps student performance, but that background information on test topics did not affect scores. (AYC)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Higher Education, Pretests Posttests, Reading Comprehension