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ERIC Number: ED012181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Aug-24
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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STUDENTS SEEKING TRANSFER FROM JUNIOR COLLEGES IN GEORGIA.
FINCHER, CAMERON
RESULTS ARE REPORTED FOR THE FIRST PHASE OF A LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF APPROXIMATELY 1,600 STUDENTS SEEKING TO TRANSFER IN 1964 FROM SEVEN PUBLIC AND EIGHT PRIVATE JUNIOR COLLEGES. WHILE A 2-YEAR PATTERN OF EDUCATION IS MOST COMMON, ONE-THIRD OF THE STUDENTS SURVEYED ARE SEEKING EARLIER TRANSFER. OVER 90 PERCENT PROPOSE TO TRANSFER TO A SENIOR PUBLIC INSTITUTION. SAT SCORES ARE SIMILAR FOR TRANSFER-SEEKING STUDENTS AT BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE JUNIOR COLLEGES AND DO NOT VARY SIGNIFICANTLY FROM THOSE OF ALL ENTERING JUNIOR COLLEGE STUDENTS IN 1962. HOWEVER, BOTH SAT VERBAL AND MATH SCORES ARE SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER THAN THOSE OF STUDENTS ENTERING PUBLIC SENIOR INSTITUTIONS AS FRESHMEN. WHILE THE HIGH SCHOOL GPA IS A BETTER PREDICTOR OF GRADES IN PUBLIC JUNIOR COLLEGES THAN IN PRIVATE JUNIOR COLLEGES--MEAN HIGH SCHOOL GRADE AVERAGES ARE SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER AT THE .01 LEVEL OF CONFIDENCE--COMPARATIVE DATA ON COLLEGE GRADE AVERAGES ARE LESS CLEAR. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THE SENIOR COLLEGE FRESHMAN HAS AN INITIAL ADVANTAGE OVER THE JUNIOR COLLEGE FRESHMAN AND THAT IN FOLLOWUP STUDIES ADEQUATE CONTROLS MUST BE INCLUDED FOR THE PROPOSED COMPARISON OF TRANSFER PERFORMANCE WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF CONTINUING STUDENTS IN SENIOR INSTITUTIONS. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE GEORGIA ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES (GEORGIA CENTER OF CONTINUING EDUCATION, AUGUST 24, 1966). (AL)
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Identifiers: GEORGIA