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This study examined the relationship between student effort and performance on the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP), a standardized measure of postsecondary educational development, while statistically controlling for American College Testing (ACT) Assessment scores, ethnicity, gender, length of time between ACT Assessment and CAAP testing, and type of institution attended. Data were analyzed for 50,786 students at 188 postsecondary institutions. Results show that students who reported giving reasonable effort while taking the test earned scores that were, on average, one-half to one and one-fourth standard deviation units higher than those of students who reported giving no effort. This occurred irrespective of students' ACT Assessment scores and other selected independent variables. (Contains four tables, six figures, and four references.) (Author/SLD)

Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, College Students, Ethnic Groups, High School Graduates, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Racial Differences, Scores, Sex Differences, Standardized Tests, Student Motivation, Test Results











Author: Schiel, Jeff

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=11520&id=ED405380







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