A longitudinal comparison of student achievement results from a cohort group of 421 seniors was used to answer the main research question: Can common high school indicators of success be predicted from WKCE test scores? Two ancillary questions were also explored: (1) To what extent are WKCE scores at fourth, eighth and tenth grades correlated with ACT composite scores, GPA and AP participation? Demographic data were included in analyses. (2) To what extent are eighth and tenth grade WKCE scores associated with previous WKCE scores?While evidence from this study supports the use of the WKCE as a predictor of high school success indicators, ... to student attendance at an elementary private or parochial school; where WKCE testing is mandated for public schools, many private school choose not to administer it; and 2) ACT scores for all students are not available due to not all students aspire to attend college, where ACT scores areanbsp;...
|Title||:||Expanding the Utility of a State Accountability Measure: Analysis of Predictive Validity|
|Author||:||Kelly M. Thompson|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|