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ERIC Number: ED010909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug-3
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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COMPARISONS OF STUDENTS IN DIFFERENT SCHOOLS OF A LARGE INSTITUTION.
GLADNEY, MARILYN B.; HILLS, JOHN R.
THIS STUDY TESTED THE HYPOTHESES THAT ONE SCHOOL IN A COLLEGE MAY BE EASIER THAN OTHERS IN THE SAME INSTITUTION, AND THAT STUDENTS IN ACADEMIC DIFFICULTY IN OTHER SCHOOLS WILL TRANSFER TO THE EASIER SCHOOL IN ORDER TO GRADUATE. THE STUDY WAS CONCERNED PRIMARILY WITH A LARGE SOUTHEASTERN COLLEGE WITH 12 SCHOOLS. DATA INCLUDED COLLEGE BOARD SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST SCORES, HIGH SCHOOL AVERAGE GRADES, AND FRESHMAN AVERAGE GRADES OF THE 1,025 FRESHMEN WHO COMPLETED 40 HOURS OF WORK IN JUNE 1965. COMPUTER PROCESSING WAS PERFORMED FOR BOTH ANALYSIS OF COVARIANCE AND MULTIPLE DISCRIMINANT FUNCTION ANALYSIS. COMPARATIVE DATA WERE ANALYZED FROM THREE SMALLER INSTITUTIONS--A NEGRO COEDUCATIONAL COLLEGE, A 4-YEAR WOMEN'S LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE, AND A 2-YEAR COEDUCATIONAL JUNIOR COLLEGE. A RELATIVELY SMALL STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE WAS FOUND TO EXIST IN GRADING PRACTICES AMONG THE SEVERAL SCHOOLS OF THE LARGE COLLEGE, NULLIFYING THE HYPOTHESIS THAT STUDENTS IN ACADEMIC DIFFICULTY WILL TRANSFER TO THE EASIER SCHOOL. SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES IN STUDENT ACADEMIC ABILITY WERE FOUND AMONG THE FOUR SEPARATE COLLEGES. ON THE BASIS OF GRADES IN RELATION TO APTITUDE, THEREFORE, STUDENTS CANNOT BE CLASSIFIED AMONG SCHOOLS WITHIN THE SINGLE LARGE INSTITUTIONS, BUT THEY CAN BE CLASSIFIED AMONG THE FOUR SEPARATE INSTITUTIONS. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: University System of Georgia, Atlanta.
Identifiers: Georgia (Atlanta)