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Agley, Jon; Tidd, David; Jun, Mikyoung; Eldridge, Lori; Xiao, Yunyu; Sussman, Steve; Jayawardene, Wasantha; Agley, Daniel; Gassman, Ruth; Dickinson, Stephanie L. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2021
Prospective longitudinal data collection is an important way for researchers and evaluators to assess change. In school-based settings, for low-risk and/or likely-beneficial interventions or surveys, data quality and ethical standards are both arguably stronger when using a waiver of parental consent--but doing so often requires the use of…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Longitudinal Studies, Data Collection, Intervention
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Sari, Halil Ibrahim; Huggins, Anne Corinne – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2015
This study compares two methods of defining groups for the detection of differential item functioning (DIF): (a) pairwise comparisons and (b) composite group comparisons. We aim to emphasize and empirically support the notion that the choice of pairwise versus composite group definitions in DIF is a reflection of how one defines fairness in DIF…
Descriptors: Test Bias, Comparative Analysis, Statistical Analysis, College Entrance Examinations
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Davison, Mark L.; Semmes, Robert; Huang, Lan; Close, Catherine N. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2012
Data from 181 college students were used to assess whether math reasoning item response times in computerized testing can provide valid and reliable measures of a speed dimension. The alternate forms reliability of the speed dimension was .85. A two-dimensional structural equation model suggests that the speed dimension is related to the accuracy…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Reaction Time, Reliability, Validity
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Halpin, Gerald; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1976
The incremental effectiveness of the American College Testing Program Examination (ACT) is studied along with the effectiveness of the ACT alone and of high school grade-point average alone in predicting differential success in a three year nurses' training program for 199 students over a 10-year period. (Author/DEP)
Descriptors: Correlation, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies
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Morgan, Ronald R. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1976
Investigates the importance of using levels of intellectual ability as a control variable in studies of nonintellectual factors in academic achievement and determines the utility of the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule as a supplement to academic aptitude test scores in the prediction of success in college. (Author/DEP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Grade Point Average, Higher Education
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McDonald, John F.; McPherson, Michael S. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1975
In addition to high school rank in class and test scores, knowledge of high school type, sex, number of credit hours taken, and dollar value of scholarships and number of hours of outside work can significantly improve college grade prediction. (Author/BJG)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Grade Point Average, Grade Prediction
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Wen, Shih-Sung; McCoy, Rose E. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1975
Results indicated that manifest needs measures correlated significantly with grade point average (GPA) for males only; personal problem measures correlated with GPA for males and females; a manifest anxiety measure correlated significantly for males only; and scholastic aptitudes correlated significantly with GPA for males and females. (BJG)
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Achievement Need, Anxiety, Black Students
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Morgan, Ronald R. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1975
Provides additional evidence concerning the efficiency of Edward's need achievement scale as a supplement to standard tests of academic aptitude in predicting academic achievement and to discriminate between over- and under-achievers. Also examines an alternative to overall GPA as the criterion for studies of academic achievement. (RC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Aptitude Tests, College Students, Grade Point Average
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Tittle, Carol Kehr; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1975
Provides an estimate of the number of credit hours likely to be earned if college freshmen took the College-Level Examination Program General Examinations (CLEP) and ascertains degree of relationships of scores on each of two CLEP subtests, of performance on an end-of-year achievement test, and of standing on a placement test administered prior to…
Descriptors: College Credits, College Students, English, Equivalency Tests
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Plake, Barbara S.; Huntley, Renee M. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1984
Two studies examined the effect of making the correct answer of a multiple choice test item grammatically consistent with the item. American College Testing Assessment experimental items were constructed to investigate grammatical compliance to investigate grammatical compliance for plural-singular and vowel-consonant agreement. Results suggest…
Descriptors: Grammar, Higher Education, Item Analysis, Multiple Choice Tests
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Longenbecker, Sueann; Wood, Peter H. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1984
Scores from the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE) served as the criterion variable in a comparison of the predictive validity of the Dental Hygiene Aptitude Tests (DHAT) and the ACT Assessment tests. The DHAT-Science and Verbal tests combined to produce the highest multiple correlation with NBDHE scores. (Author/DWH)
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Certification, College Entrance Examinations, Correlation
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Ansley, Timothy N.; Forsyth, Robert A. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1983
Correlations between the achievement test scores of 2,000 entering freshmen in 1977 and measures of college performance were similar to those reported for tests of the college entrance type. These results provide support for the predictive validity of the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and the Iowa Tests of Educational Development achievement test…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, College Entrance Examinations, College Students, Correlation
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Snyder, Vivian; Elmore, Patricia B. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1983
Validity coefficients of the Descriptive Tests of Language Skills, the Academic Tests of the ACT Assessment Program (ACT), and high school percentile rank were calculated with cumulative grade point average (CGPA) at end of each of four years of college for 496 students entering through a special admissions program. The most valid predictor of…
Descriptors: Class Rank, College Entrance Examinations, Developmental Studies Programs, Grade Point Average
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Feingold, Alan – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1983
The purpose of this paper was to evaluate the comparative validity of the Information and Vocabulary subtests of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS), the WAIS Verbal and Full Scale Intelligence Quotients, the verbal scores of several standardized scholastic aptitude tests, and their corresponding composite scores relative to a college…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Analysis, Grade Point Average
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Zagar, Robert; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1982
This study determined the predictive validity of the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory relative to that afforded by the American College Testing Program's (ACT) Assessment composite score in forecasting academic success in a three-year, hospital-based nursing diploma program, as measured by…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Entrance Examinations, Grade Point Average, Graduation
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