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News Release (May 3, 1967)


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News Release (May 3, 1967)
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New College News Release, For Release: Wednesday, May 3, 1967
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New College of Florida
New College of Florida
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Sarasota, Fla.
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COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C. ARTHUR -INFORMATION FOR RELEASE: HEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 1967 A research grant has been awarded to the College Examiner at New College to do a study for the nation's leading college testing organization. College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) has made a grant of $11,300 to Dr. John H. French, who is both College Examiner for College and professor of psychology. During the next year, Dr. French will conduct special research in determining types of students who respond similarly to test questions. CEEB is a national organization best knotm for its entrance examinations given to high school students. The 'wrk that Dr. French ,.,ill do during the coming year is expected to determine the types into which college students may be segregated as a result of their responses to test questions and also to determine questions tend to favor persons of each type. This research should assist CEEB in its testing program by simplifying the identification of types of candidates. For instance, Dr. French points out, a creative type of student could be identified by responses to particular questions on a given test. more


NEH COLLEGE -Page 2 Dr. French administer a series of tests to a group of students, some of them from New College, some from a less selective college, and another group th.s.t \.Jill be chosen from among adults attending a community college. Before joining l:e,.,. as a charter rr.ernber of the faculty, Dr. French had been t-Jith Educatio,tal Testing Service (ETS) uhich constructs the tests used by CEEB. Hhile ,.,i th ETS he had on occasion done research Hark for CEEB. Research for the study is exp2cted to take about a year. Dr. French do most of the H'ork involved although he will employ others to do the interviening and testing of students at the other colleges and at the community college. research is completed, results t.;rill be turned over to a person Hith access to a computer to do the mathematical correlations ,.;hich are a key p.?.rt of the final report. -30 -

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