Providing transparency and credibility: the selection of international students for Australian universities. An examination of the relationship between scores in the International Student Adminissions Test (ISAT), final year academic programs and an

Kevin Lai, Susan Nankervis, Margot Elizabeth Story, Wayne Clarence Hodgson, Michael Lewenberg, Marita MacMahon Ball

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Throughout 2003-4 five cohorts of students in their final year of school studies in various Malaysian colleges and a group of students completing an Australian university foundation year in Malaysia sat the International Student Admissions Test (ISAT). The ISAT is a multiple-choice test of general academic abilities developed for students whose first language is not English. Both sets of scores were examined to investigate the relationship between skills measured by the academic programs and the generic reasoning skills measured by the ISAT. The data were examined by looking at correlations and patterns of the ISAT scores, and the total academic program scores and individual subject scores........
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331 - 344
Number of pages14
JournalHigher Education Research & Development
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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