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ERIC Number: ED011196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Feb
Pages: 27
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Reference Count: 0
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ACADEMIC DESCRIPTION AND PREDICTION IN JUNIOR COLLEGES.
HOYT, DONALD P.; MUNDAY, LEO
THIS INVESTIGATION OF THE ACADEMIC POTENTIAL AND COLLEGE GRADES OF JUNIOR COLLEGE FRESHMEN REPORTS THE PREDICTIVE VALIDITY OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE TESTING (ACT) PROGRAM DATA FOR JUNIOR COLLEGES, AND COMPARED THE RESULTS FOR 85 JUNIOR COLLEGES WITH THOSE FOR 205 4-YEAR COLLEGES. JUNIOR COLLEGE STUDENTS WERE FOUND TO BE SOMEWHAT LESS ABLE ACADEMICALLY THAN THEIR PEERS IN 4-YEAR COLLEGES, ALTHOUGH AVERAGE ACADEMIC POTENTIAL AT SEVERAL JUNIOR COLLEGES WAS WELL ABOVE THE AVERAGE IN TYPICAL 4-YEAR INSTITUTIONS AND DIFFERENCES WERE SUCH THAT THE LEAST ABLE STUDENTS IN ONE JUNIOR COLLEGE WOULD BE WELL ABOVE THE AVERAGE IN ANOTHER. STUDENTS IN INDIVIDUAL JUNIOR COLLEGES HAD MORE DIVERSE ACADEMIC TALENTS AND MORE GRADE VARIATION THAN WAS TYPICAL OF STUDENTS IN 4-YEAR INSTITUTIONS. EVEN THOUGH GRADE POINT AVERAGES WERE QUITE SIMILAR. ACT DATA SHOWED A MEDIAN CORRELATION WITH OVERALL FRESHMAN GRADES OF .64. JUNIOR COLLEGES WITH HIGH CORRELATIONS DIFFERED IN TWO DIMENSIONS--"CONVENTIONALISM" AND "HIGH COST"--FROM THOSE WITH RELATIVELY LOW CORRELATIONS. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRECOLLEGE GUIDANCE, ACADEMIC PROGRAMING AND EDUCATIONAL PLANNING ARE DISCUSSED. (DE)
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
Identifiers: ACT Assessment; Iowa (Iowa City)