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ERIC Number: ED003715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 73
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SUCCESS OF SELECTED STUDENTS HAVING LESS THAN NORMAL MINIMUM ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS.
FOXWORTHY, T. DAVID; AND OTHERS
A SPECIAL TRIAL STUDY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM WAS INITIATED FOR STUDENTS WHOSE PAST ACADEMIC RECORDS WOULD NOT NORMALLY HAVE QUALIFIED THEM FOR ADMISSION TO COLLEGE. STUDENTS WHO HAD MAINTAINED LESS THAN A 75 AVERAGE IN HIGH SCHOOL WERE ALLOWED TO MATRICULATE IN A REDUCED PROGRAM OF STUDIES IN THE EVENING DIVISION. THE STUDENTS WERE ALSO REQUIRED TO REGISTER FOR ONE FEWER COURSE THAN REGULAR DEGREE CANDIDATES AND TO MAINTAIN A 2.0 GRADE POINT AVERAGE. THOSE WHO ACHIEVED A 2.5 GRADE POINT AVERAGE WERE RAISED TO REGULAR CLASS STANDING. THE PERFORMANCE OF THE STUDENTS WAS ANALYZED IN RELATION TO SCORES ON THE REGENTS SCHOLARSHIP EXAMINATION, STATE UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS EXAMINATION, HIGH SCHOOL GRADES AND AVERAGES, RECOMMENDATIONS, AND INTELLIGENCE. THE FINDINGS INDICATED THAT OF THE VARIABLES STUDIED IN RELATION TO PERFORMANCE, FEW WERE HIGHLY CORRELATED. IT WAS ALSO FOUND THAT STUDENTS WHO TRANSFERRED FROM THE TRIAL STUDY PROGRAM TO THE DAY PROGRAM EXPERIENCED A SERIOUS DECLINE IN GRADE POINT AVERAGE, YET THE VALIDITY OF THE PROGRAM CONCEPT WAS GENERALLY BORNE OUT. RESULTS WERE SUCH THAT IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT THE PROGRAM BE CONTINUED. (GD)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY.; Mohawk Valley Community Coll., Utica, NY.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (New York); New York State Regents Scholarship Examinations; New York (Utica); State University Admissions Examination (New York)