Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Emmett Burkeen, DeWayne Mitchell, Gene Harryman
Department of Counseling and Student Affairs
The first-year shorthand class of Woodway Senior High School was given the test instrument, The Turse Shorthand Aptitude Test, to determine whether achievement in shorthand could be predicted by the percentile rank achieved on The Turse Aptitude Test. Comparison was made of the shorthand grades; SCAT-Total, and Grade Point Averages. The only significant correlation found was between first semester grades of first-year shorthand and the overall grade point average which was significant at the .03 level. The second semester grades of first-year shorthand and the overall grade point average was significant at the .13 level.
The socio-economic factors of father's occupation, mother's occupation, student's educational and vocational plans, showed no significant relationship with the student's achievement in first-year shorthand grades.
No significant correlation between The Turse Shorthand Aptitude Test Scores and achievement of students in first-year high school shorthand was found. This study indicates that The Turse Shorthand Aptitude Test is an unlikely predicator of shorthand success.
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Moran, Dellazine, "A Comparison of the Turse Shorthand Aptitude Test Scores & Other Factors for Predicting Achievement of Students in Beginning Shorthand of Woodway Senior High School" (1974). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 2645.