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ERIC Number: ED010018
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jan-1
Pages: 53
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Reference Count: 0
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THE FATE AND PROBABLE FUTURE OF HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS AND THE IDENTIFICATION OF POTENTIAL HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS.
GALLINGTON, RALPH O.
THE PRIMARY AIM WAS TO DEVELOP INSTRUMENTS FOR IDENTIFYING HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS. THESE INSTRUMENTS WERE USED TO INVESTIGATE THE FATE OF RECENT GRADUATES AND DROPOUTS OF CLASSES 1963, 1964, AND 1965 IN ALEXANDER COUNTY, ILLINOIS, AND TO ESTABLISH FURTHER CORRELATES IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL DROPOUTS. BOTH THE OBJECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE INSTRUMENTS DEVELOPED SHOWED HIGH DEGREES OF CORRELATION--0.826 AND 0.840 RESPECTIVELY. SOME CONCLUSIONS WERE--(1) THE INSTRUMENTS MAY BE OF VALUE IN IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL DROPOUTS IN LARGE NUMBERS, (2) AS MANY PREVIOUS STUDIES HAVE SHOWN, THE GREATEST OBJECTIVE PREDICTORS WERE ACHIEVEMENT, READING PLACEMENT, AND MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT, (3) IT WAS FOUND THAT AN ACCUMULATION OF SEVERAL CORRELATES MEASURES FAIRLY WELL AND ALLOWS ONE TO DEVELOP SATISFACTORY TOTAL MEASURES. IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT ALL PERSONS RECEIVE SPECIAL TRAINING BEFORE MAKING USE OF THE SUBJECTIVE INSTRUMENT DEVELOPED BY THIS RESEARCH. (GD)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.
Identifiers: California Achievement Tests; ILLINOIS; Illinois (Alexander County); Illinois (Carbondale)