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Arce-Ferrer, Alvaro J. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2006
Translation and cultural adaptation of rating scales are two critical components in testing culturally and/or linguistically heterogeneous populations. Despite the proper use of these scales, challenges typically arise from respondents' language, culture, ratiocination, and characteristics of measurement processes. This study investigated factors…
Descriptors: Investigations, Response Style (Tests), Rating Scales, Spanish Speaking
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Alvidres, Maria D.; Whitworth, Randolph H. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1981
A validity study on a locally developed college entrance examination was conducted. Thirteen variables combined accounted for only 20 percent of the total variance in university grade point average. A critical analysis of the entrance examination and university selection procedures is discussed and contrasted with data from United States colleges.…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, College Entrance Examinations, College Freshmen, Foreign Countries