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ERIC Number: ED012580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jul-7
Pages: 20
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Reference Count: 0
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HIGH VERBAL APTITUDE AND GRADE ACHIEVEMENT, A STUDY OF THE GRADE ACHIEVEMENT OF TWO HUNDRED FIRST-SEMESTER COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO FRESHMEN WHO RANKED HIGH IN VERBAL APTITUDE AS MEASURED BY THE SCHOOL AND COLLEGE ABILITY TESTS AND THE COOPERATIVE ENGLISH TESTS.
JOST, ERWIN
GRADE DISTRIBUTIONS IN ENGLISH, SOCIAL SCIENCES, FOREIGN LANGUAGES, MATHEMATICS, AND NATURAL SCIENCES WERE COMPARED WITH SCORES ON TESTS GIVEN AT THE TIME OF ADMISSION. STUDENTS WITH SCORES BETWEEN THE 85TH AND 95TH PERCENTILES EARNED SUPERIOR GRADES IN HIGHLY VERBAL COURSES. AS A GROUP, STUDENTS ABOVE THE 74TH PERCENTILE PERFORMED NO BETTER THAN OTHERS IN ENGLISH 1A, AND, IN GENERAL, EARNED LOWER GRADES IN ENGLISH 1A THAN IN THEIR OTHER COURSES. FOREIGN LANGUAGE GRADES WERE GENERALLY NOT PREDICTABLE FROM THE TESTS, THOUGH THE SAMPLE MAY HAVE BEEN INADEQUATE. VERBAL APTITUDE WAS A STRONG PREDICTOR OF SUCCESS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES. PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS WITH HIGH VERBAL TEST SCORES WAS DISAPPOINTING, ESPECIALLY IN AREAS WHICH ARE MOST DEMANDING OF VERBAL SKILLS. DIFFERENTIALS OF FEWER THAN 30 PERCENTILE POINTS BETWEEN HIGH VERBAL AND LOWER QUANTITATIVE SCORES DO NOT APPEAR RELATED TO GRADES. SUPERIOR QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE WAS INDICATIVE OF ONLY SLIGHTLY BETTER THAN AVERAGE PERFORMANCE IN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCES. (WO)
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Identifiers: California (San Mateo); COOPERATIVE ENGLISH TESTS; SCHOOL AND COLLEGE ABILITY TESTS