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Coletta, Anthony J.; Gable, Robert K. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1975
Examines the content and construct validity of the Barth Scale. Latent partition analysis generated item content categories for judgmental data gathered from open education experts; factor analysis described constructs generated from response data gathered from open and traditional elementary school teachers. (RC)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Factor Analysis, Open Education, Rating Scales
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Carter-Saltzman, Louise; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1975
Assessed the validity of reports on family social status by comparing responses of co-twins. Co-twin agreement on factual items about their family is a particularly good criterion for evaluating the validity of a socioeconomic status measure. (RC)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Family Status, Racial Differences, Socioeconomic Status
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Abu-Sayf, F. K.; Za'rour, George I. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1975
In Fall 1971, three tests were administered to new students at the American University of Beirut. The predictive validity of each of these tests and of weighted combinations of them with GPA and performance in selected courses as criteria are investigated. (RC)
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, College Students, Grades (Scholastic), Higher Education
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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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Chissom, Brad S.; Lanier, Doris – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1975
Determines the validity of students' Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores and high school grade point average (HSGPA) as predictors of freshmen course grades and overall college grade point average (CGPA) at Georgia Southern College. (RC)
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Grade Point Average, Grades (Scholastic), Higher Education
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Nagi, John L. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1975
Intended to determine the validity of the total score on the Graduate Record Examinations Aptitude Test (GRE) and of the score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) as predictors of a criterion of completion or noncompletion of the Doctoral Program in Educational Administration at State University of New York at Albany. (Author)
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Doctoral Programs, Dropouts, Educational Administration
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Lieblich, Amia; Shinar, Maya – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1975
First grade children in Israel were tested on the Wechsler Preschool Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI); most were retested using measures of Reading and Arithmetic. Intelligence and achievement test scores were correlated to provide estimates of the predictive validity of the WPPSI. The Israeli WPPSI was highly valid for predicting school…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Grade 1, Intelligence Tests, Predictive Validity
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Baum, Dale D. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1975
In view of the high degree of correlation between the two instruments, findings suggest that the utility of the Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT) as a wide-range achievement test is at least as promising as the Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT) has been. (Author/RC)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students, Learning Disabilities
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Hayes, Marjorie; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1975
Investigated the characteristics and utility of the Hayes Early Identification Listening Response Test (HEILRT). (RC)
Descriptors: Kindergarten Children, Listening Comprehension, Primary Education, Psychomotor Skills
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Goolsby, Thomas M.; Helwig, Loren D. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1975
Explores the patterns of interrelationships among the part scores and total scores of the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking and the Welsh Figural Preference Test for a sample of fifth grade pupils. (Author/RC)
Descriptors: Creativity Tests, Elementary Education, Grade 5, Relationship
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Pedersen, L. C. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1975
For a sample of 325 students enrolled in freshman chemistry, it was found that performance on the Verbal and Mathematics Sections of the Scholastic Aptitude Test of the College Entrance Examination Board exhibited low preditive validity in relation to a criterion of grades in freshmen chemistry. (Author)
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Chemistry, College Entrance Examinations, College Freshmen
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Keating, Daniel P. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1975
Descriptors: Children, Exceptional Child Education, Gifted, Research Methodology
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Williams, John E.; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1975
Describes a revised version of the Preschool Racial Attitude Measure, designated PRAM II, and presents initial standardization data for the new procedure. (Author/RC)
Descriptors: Blacks, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Racial Attitudes
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Kaiser, Henry F.; Michael, William B. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1975
An alternative derivation of Tryon's basic formula for the coefficient of domain validity or the coefficient of generalizability developed by Cronbach, Rajaratnam, and Glaser is provided. This derivation, which is also the generalized Kuder-Richardson coefficient, requires a relatively minimal number of assumptions compared with that in previously…
Descriptors: Matrices, Sampling, Statistical Analysis, Test Reliability
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Olejnik, Stephen; Porter, Andrew C. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1975
The four scoring strategies compared were: lamda coefficients, chi-square weights, and two applications of multiple discriminant analysis. No significant differences were found when applied to the Kuder Occupational Interest Survey. (RC)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Comparative Analysis, Discriminant Analysis, Interest Inventories
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