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Aiken, Lewis R. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1989
Two alternatives to traditional item analysis and reliability estimation procedures are considered for determining the difficulty, discrimination, and reliability of optional items on essay and other tests. A computer program to compute these measures is described, and illustrations are given. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Computer Software, Difficulty Level, Essay Tests
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Wood, Peter H. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1982
The purpose of this study was to determine the difficulty level, the internal consistency, and the usefulness of the Nelson-Denny Reading Test (NDRT) as a predictor of college freshmen grades. Adding the NDRT to a prediction equation already containing high school grade point average did improve the prediction. (Author/BW)
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, College Freshmen, Grade Point Average, Higher Education
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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
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Mitchell, Karen J.; Molidor, John B. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1986
Research reported in this paper considered the construct validity of a trial essay administered in 1985-87 Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The addition of the essay caused the non-science factor observed in previous MCAT research to be more strongly defined. (Author/LMO)
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Construct Validity, Correlation, Essay Tests