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Performance on the Fall 1977 L.A.C.C. Guidance Examination. Research Study #77-13 [microform] / Ben K. Gold
Bib ID 5343070
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Gold, Ben K
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1977 
13 p. 
Summary

The performance of 1,904 entering students taking the Survey of Reading Achievement test for placement in English at Los Angeles City College in fall 1977 was examined and produced the following information: (1) the median reading level was 9.2, compared with 10.0 in fall 1976; (2) the 26% of the test-takers with reading levels above 11.0 were recommended to English 1, the 30% with reading levels between 9.0-10.9 were recommended for English 60, and the 44% with reading levels below 9.0 were recommended for Developmental Communications; (3) males (40% of the total) averaged about one-half grade higher than females; (4) former students of Los Angeles city high schools averaged below other California public and private schools, and below other geographic regions of the United States; (5) performance according to former attendance at particular Los Angeles high schools varied from a grade range of 7 to 10; and (6) compared to fall 1976 entrants, the percentage recommended for English 1 declined from 35% to 26%, the percentage recommended for English 60 declined from 34% to 30%, while those recommended for Developmental Communications rose from 31% to 44%. Where students had attended other colleges, former California State University students scored lowest and former University of California students scored highest. (Author/RT)

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Educational level discussed: Two Year Colleges.

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Community Colleges.  |  English.  |  Institutional Research.  |  Reading Ability.  |  Reading Level.  |  Reading Tests.  |  Student Placement.  |  Two Year College Students.  |  Two Year Colleges.  |  Survey of Reading Achievement
Form/genre Numerical/Quantitative Data.
Other authors/contributors Los Angeles City Coll., CA
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