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The CEEB Examining Committee System as Viewed by Members of Those Committees CEEB

Ford, Marguerite P.; Kogan, Nathan
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ETS Research Bulletin
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Attitude Measures, College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB), College Entrance Examinations, Committees, Examiners, Participant Satisfaction, Test Construction, Testing Problems


A questionnaire was mailed to the members of the CEEB Examining Committees eliciting their opinions regarding the present structure and mode of operation of the CEEB Examining Committee system. Ninety-one per cent of the Advanced Placement Committee members and 100 per cent of the Achievement Committee members sent in completed questionnaires. Critical comments, complaints, and recommendations for improvement were organized into 28 response categories which were further grouped to form seven category clusters. Incidence of dissatisfaction was also compared within and between committee type (Achievement and Advanced Placement), and between committee members on the basis of institutional affiliation (public school, private school, college and university) and committee role (chairmen and other members). Committees and member types varied in the incidence of dissatisfaction expressed, the extent of the variation being dependent upon the category clusters.

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