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ERIC Number: ED010509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 42
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Reference Count: 0
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RELATIVE PREDICTABILITY OF FRESHMAN GRADE-POINT AVERAGES FROM SAT SCORES IN NEGRO AND WHITE SOUTHERN COLLEGES.
BIAGGIO, ANGELA M.B.
A COMPARISON WAS MADE OF THE RELATIVE ACCURACY OF PREDICTION OF COLLEGE FRESHMAN GRADE POINT AVERAGES FROM SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST (SAT) SCORES IN PREDOMINANTLY NEGRO AND PREDOMINANTLY WHITE SOUTHERN COLLEGES. DATA PUBLISHED BY A SOUTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM ON TESTS USED IN DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION WERE ANALYZED AND EVALUATED. THE DATA ANALYZED SHOWED THAT TEST SCORES OF THE NEGRO STUDENTS WERE CLOSELY GROUPED AT THE LOW END OF THE SCALE. CORRELATION OF SCORES AND GRADES SHOWED MARKED INCONSISTENCIES WHICH SEEMED INEXPLICABLE. THE CONCLUSION OF THIS STUDY WAS THAT THERE IS A SIMILARITY OF PREDICTION OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN BOTH TYPES OF SCHOOLS. AN IMPLICATION WAS THAT VALIDATION OF THE PREDICTABILITY TESTS POINT OUT THE INADEQUACIES OF EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES IN NEGRO COLLEGES. THE SOLUTION PROPOSED INVOLVED REDUCING OR ELIMINATING DEFICITS IN EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES RATHER THAN DISCARDING THE TESTS AS NOT BEING VALID. (GD)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Learning and Re-Education.
Identifiers: MADISON; Scholastic Aptitude Test; WISCONSIN