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Title: ACT and General Cognitive Ability
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1. Koenig, Katherine A.
Frey, Meredith C.
Detterman, Douglas K.
ACT and General Cognitive Ability
Intelligence 36,2 (March-April 2008): 153-160.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Elsevier
Keyword(s): Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB); g Factor; Gender Differences; I.Q.; Labor Supply; Mobility, Occupational; Modeling; Test Scores/Test theory/IRT; Wage Equations; Wages, Women

Research on the SAT has shown a substantial correlation with measures of g such as the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). Another widely administered test for college admission is the American College Test (ACT). Using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979, measures of g were derived from the ASVAB and correlated with ACT scores for 1075 participants. The resulting correlation was .77. The ACT also shows significant correlations with the SAT and several standard IQ tests. A more recent sample (N =149) consisting of ACT scores and the Raven's APM shows a correlation of .61 between Raven's-derived IQ scores and Composite ACT scores. It appears that ACT scores can be used to accurately predict IQ in the general population. [Copyright 2008 Elsevier] Copyright of Intelligence is the property of Elsevier Science Publishing Company, Inc. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts)
Bibliography Citation
Koenig, Katherine A., Meredith C. Frey and Douglas K. Detterman. "ACT and General Cognitive Ability." Intelligence 36,2 (March-April 2008): 153-160.