Thesis Title

The Relationship Between College Base, Act, and Student Academic Variables

Date of Graduation

Summer 1991

Degree

Master of Science in Education in Elementary Education

Department

Childhood Education and Family Studies

Committee Chair

Clyde Paul

Subject Categories

Elementary Education and Teaching

Abstract

The present study was conducted to determine the correlation between and among American College Test scores, College Basic Academic Subjects Examination scores, gender, and student academic variables such as high school class rank, cumulative university grade point average, high school class size, and highest university mathematics course completed. All students taking the CBASE from October 1988 to January 1991 at Southwest Missouri State University were used in the study (N = 1,694). Significant correlations were found between ACT and CBASE scores. High school class rank, cumulative university grade point average, and highest university mathematics course completed were moderately correlated with ACT and CBASE scores. The correlations between gender and high school class size with ACT and CBASE scores were significant but weak. It was recommended that teacher education programs in Missouri consider using ACT cut-off scores to exempt certain students from redundant testing.

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© Ronna Lee Coldiron

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