Analysis of American College Test Scores and College Grade Point Average as Success Indicators on the State Nursing Board Examination

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The purpose of this study was to compare the relationship between the American College Test (ACT) sub-test scores, nursing courses' grade point average, college cumulative grade point average and the State Board Test Pool Examination (SBTPE) sub-test scores. Data from 227 nurses were analyzed utilizing three procedures: Pearson product-moment coefficient; multiple correlation coefficient; and linear regression equations. Conclusions were that several ACT sub-test scores could yield useful information on admission; the college cumulative grade point average was the most reliable indicator of success on the SBTPE; and an ACT composite score of eleven was the minimum value required to pass ... continued below

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Vargas, Carlos August 1979.

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The purpose of this study was to compare the relationship between the American College Test (ACT) sub-test scores, nursing courses' grade point average, college cumulative grade point average and the State Board Test Pool Examination (SBTPE) sub-test scores. Data from 227 nurses were analyzed utilizing three procedures: Pearson product-moment coefficient; multiple correlation coefficient; and linear regression equations. Conclusions were that several ACT sub-test scores could yield useful information on admission; the college cumulative grade point average was the most reliable indicator of success on the SBTPE; and an ACT composite score of eleven was the minimum value required to pass the SBTPE sub-tests with a score of at least 350.

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Vargas, Carlos. Analysis of American College Test Scores and College Grade Point Average as Success Indicators on the State Nursing Board Examination, thesis, August 1979; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503945/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .