The purpose of this research was to explore the
validity of ACT Assessment test results as indicators
of reading skill. This was considered important
because of the large and growing number of
postsecondary institutions using open admission
policies and admitting students with a wide range
of reading ability. If ACT scores were found to be
predictive of reading performance, ACT data could
be used to identify those students who might profit
from remedial reading training. Various test score
combinations were used to predict students’ performance
on numerous reading tests at a large
number of postsecondary institutions. These studies
indicated a high level of predictive accuracy.
Stiggins, Richard J, Schmeiser, Cynthia B & Ferguson, Richard L. (1978). Validity of the ACT assessment as an indicator of reading ability. Applied Psychological Measurement, 2, 339-346. doi:10.1177/014662167800200306
Stiggins, Richard J.; Schmeiser, Cynthia B.; Ferguson, Richard L..
Validity of the ACT assessment as an indicator of reading ability.
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