Cassel, Russell N.
December 2003
Education;Winter2003, Vol. 124 Issue 2, p214
Academic Journal
The Confluence Score (CON) is developed using 22 pairs of items from the test that are opposite or nearly opposite; so that if one item is marked true or false, and the second item in the pair is not scored in the opposite direction, the answers fail to agree with fact. The CON score is first an index of creditability of Test Taker, and second a measure of test validity. It makes every such test (DAT, SAT, etc.) without a CON score a relic of the past, and obsolete for effective use today. It has been developed for use in two separate tests with very similar results: (1) The High School and College Drop-Out Student Prediction Test (PDT), and (2) The Prison Inmate Probation Readiness Test (DISS). The CON score has good reliability, and has significant correlation with all other test scores and other meaningful data.


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