Reliability and Validity of the College Admission Test for K-12 Graduates


College admission is one of the significant activities in tertiary education. Assessment tools such as admission tests are designed and administered to incoming tertiary students to measure their basic competencies necessary for tertiary education. This study determined the psychometric properties of the College Admission Test for K-12 graduates. The results of item analysis revealed that the test items are generally difficult. Among the sub-tests in which the students performed poorly were in Mathematics and Reading Comprehension. The reliability coefficient of the test is .87, indicating high reliability of the tool for measuring basic competencies. However, about 32 items were found to have negative reliability indices that need to be revised or deleted to improve the test’s internal consistency. Hence an improvement of the test is necessary to enhance its psychometric properties.

Alvarado U.G, Balagan M.M.B E., Cauilan A.M C.C. (2023) Reliability and validity of the college admission test for K-12 graduates, International Journal of Education, Learning and Development, Vol. 11, No.1, pp.46-60

Keywords: Reliability, item analysis, psychometric properties, validity


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