, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 1-21

The relationship between self reports of college experiences and achievement test scores

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This study evaluated the feasibility of using students' self reports of the academic development and college experiences as proxies and policy indicators for a national assessment of undergraduate education. Results indicated that self reports of academic development should be used with care as proxies for a national test. Particularly important are issues of content overlap and differences in the measurement methods. Results from the second part of this study supported using self reports of college experiences as policy indicators to improve undergraduate education.