The results given in this report were based upon a study of 368 Home Economics students who had been given mental tests in the spring and fall of 1919. 145 of the 368 had been given Alpha mental test, and 223, Thorndike. High school records were available for 339 of them. The object was to study criteria for prediction of college scholarship. Alpha had the highest correlation with college average, 0.45 as compared with 0.34 for high school with college average, and 0.38 for Thorndike with college average. English had the highest correlation, with college average (0.59) of any individual high school subject, and Physics the lowest (0.14). It is suggested that a further study of larger groups and attempts at multiple correlations would be advisable.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Klise, Nora M.
"Results of the Testing Program Given at Iowa State College,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 31(1), 405-406.
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