Analysis of the 1960 and 1961 Oregon State University clothing construction placement test Public Deposited

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  • The analysis of the most recent revision of the Clothing Construction Placement Test battery was undertaken for the purpose of evaluating the worth of the three parts of the test in placing students in the accelerated and regular sections of Clothing Construction, CT 210, and in determining exemptions from the course. A review of literature related to pretesting in clothing construction on the college level was essential to the development of this study. A group of 427 tests administered to incoming students in the fall of 1960 and 1961 determined the basic population for the analysis. Simple correlations were run which showed the test battery measured a factor other than that evaluated by data previously available on the entering students. The examination portion of the test battery gave a reliability coefficient of .641 between the test and retest sample of 104 observations. The reliability of the Miller Survey of Object Visualization, which was the second test in the battery, was not computed for this study. An item analysis of the difficulty and discrimination values of the items for the 427 tests indicated weaknesses within the examination section. The validity coefficient between the total score received on the test battery and the final grade in the course was .424 for 312 observations. Scrutiny of the curricular validity revealed that the test was inadequate in its present form as the only device for determining exemptions from the course. The type of background experience as measured by the data background information sheet did not appear to be significant when correlated with the final grade in the course. This indicated that the sheet could be eliminated from the battery without any adverse effects. The test battery was found to be useful and practical in sectioning students. However, there was a problem of scheduling its administration. According to the results of the questionnaire given to the students at the time of the retest, they were not as well informed as to the purpose of the test and their placement as would have been desired. It was recommended that the use of the test battery be continued after changes are made in the Clothing Construction Placement Examination portion to improve its reliability and validity.
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