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Miles, Edward W.; King, Wesley C., Jr. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1998
Whether gender and administration mode (computer versus pencil and paper) influenced mean scores on four noncognitive psychological instruments was studied with 874 undergraduates. Results show no statistically significant interaction between gender and administration mode, although statistically significant main effects were found for both gender…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Testing, Higher Education, Personality Assessment
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Mudrack, Peter E. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1997
The Time Structure Questionnaire (M. J. Bond and N. T. Feather, 1988) and the Time Management Behavior Scale (T. H. Macan and colleagues, 1990) were evaluated through results from 701 and 453 adults respectively. Results confirm the importance of examining subscales of these measures rather than simply aggregate scores. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adults, Attitude Measures, Attitudes, Scores
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Chang, Lei – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1996
The Quantitative Attitudes Questionnaire measuring graduate students' attitudes toward quantitative research methodology was developed and administered to 90 graduate students. These results and those from cross-validation with three similar samples correlated positively with quantitative examination and Graduate Record Examination mathematics…
Descriptors: Correlation, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Mathematics Tests
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Sukigara, Masune – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1996
The New Japanese version of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) was administered twice to 200 Japanese female college students to verify the equivalence of the computer- and booklet-administered formats. For four scales, scores from the computer version were statistically significantly higher than those from the booklet…
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Assisted Testing, Females, Foreign Countries
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Qualls, Audrey L.; Ansley, Timothy N. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1995
In a study involving 1,147 college freshmen, significant relationships were found between elementary and secondary school achievement test scores on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) and the Iowa Tests of Educational Development (ITED) and high school and college grade point average, but the magnitude of these relationships was small. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, College Freshmen, Elementary Secondary Education
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Young, John W. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1995
Two statistical approaches for adjusting grades were tested on data obtained from four American law schools (642 students). Neither item response theory nor the general linear model yielded consistent improvements in the predictive validity of Law School Admission Test scores and undergraduate grades for three schools. (SLD)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Grades (Scholastic), Higher Education, Item Response Theory
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Satake, Eiki; Amato, Philip P. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1995
The incidence, correlates, and effects of mathematics anxiety were studied for 154 Japanese children in grades 5 and 6. Factor analysis identified four dimensions of mathematics anxiety, and a number of relationships between achievement test scores and grades, gender, and class were also identified. (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Correlation, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Education
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Pomplun, Mark; Capps, Lee – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1999
Studied gender differences in answers to constructed-response mathematics items on approximately 500 papers from grades 7 and 10 from the Kansas Assessment Program. Rubric-relevant variables were highly predictive of holistic scores and accounted for some of the gender differences, especially in grade 7. (SLD)
Descriptors: Constructed Response, Grade 10, Grade 7, High School Students
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Banerji, Madhabi – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1999
Studied the psychometric characteristics of a developmental assessment in mathematics composed of 19 performance tasks for students in grades K-3. Reports convergent validity coefficients, internal consistency reliability, interrater reliability, and task orderings. (SLD)
Descriptors: Child Development, Elementary School Students, Mathematics, Mathematics Tests
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Ayers, Jerry B.; Quattlebaum, Rebecca F. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1992
The relationship between grade point average (GPA) and scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for 60 male and 7 female Asian graduate students in engineering was studied. The TOEFL is not an effective predictor of total GPA, although it measures English communication skills. (SLD)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Engineering, English (Second Language), Foreign Students
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Graham, Lawrence D. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1991
Selection criteria at a graduate school of business were examined in a study evaluating the predictive validity of the Graduate Management Admissions Test and the Miller Analogies Test for 203 recent graduates. Implications of the correlations between test results and grade point average for admission policy are discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Admission Criteria, Business Administration Education, College Entrance Examinations
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Mason, Elizabeth M.; Wenck, L. Stanley – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1989
Cognitive differences between 987 LD children and 178 EH children in public schools on a psychoeducational assessment battery were studied, and differences in factor structure were investigated. Caution is suggested in interpreting the results of multivariate statistical analyses, which indicated heterogeneity in the matrices of LD and EH…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Cognitive Processes, Comparative Testing, Educational Assessment
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Breland, Hunter M.; Duran, Richard P. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1985
English writing ability of Hispanic college candidates taking the College Board's English Composition Test (ECT) was studied. The performance of three groups on essay and multiple choice portions of the ECT were compared with each other and with performance on the same measures by ECT test takers as a whole. (Author/DWH)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Entrance Examinations, English (Second Language), Essay Tests
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Masters, Geofferey N. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1984
DICOT, a computer program for the Rasch analysis of classroom tests, is described. Results are presented in a self-explanatory form. Person ability and item difficulty estimates are expressed in a familiar metric. Person and item fit statistics provide a diagnosis of individual children and identification of problematic items. (Author/DWH)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Foreign Countries, Item Analysis, Latent Trait Theory
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Wilcox, Rand R. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1979
For some situations the beta-binomial distribution might be used to describe the marginal distribution of test scores for a particular population of examinees. Several different methods of approximating the maximum likelihood estimate were investigated, and it was found that the Newton-Raphson method should be used when it yields admissable…
Descriptors: Criterion Referenced Tests, Maximum Likelihood Statistics, Measurement, Monte Carlo Methods
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