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ERIC Number: ED012757
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jun
Pages: 45
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Reference Count: 0
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A COMPARISON OF THE COLLEGE PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS WHO DID AND THOSE WHO DID NOT STUDY VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE IN GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOLS. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN AGRICULTURE, RESEARCH SERIES. (TITLE SUPPLIED).
LESTER, H.T., JR.; O'KELLEY, G.L., JR.
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN (1) MEAN COLLEGE FRESHMAN GRADES, (2) SPECIFIC COURSE GRADES, AND (3) COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION BOARD SCORES FOR A GROUP OF FORMER VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE STUDENTS AND A GROUP WITHOUT VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE. THE STUDY POPULATION WAS LIMITED TO 148 MALE COLLEGE FRESHMEN AT ABRAHAM BALDWIN AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE DURING THE 1960-61 SCHOOL YEAR. ALL HAD GRADUATED FROM GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOLS. IT PARALLELED, IN OBJECTIVE AND METHODOLOGY, A STUDY CONDUCTED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA. DATA WERE FURNISHED BY THE COLLEGE REGISTRAR AND PROCESSED BY COMPUTER CENTER PERSONNEL, USING APPROPRIATE STATISTICAL TESTS OF SIGNIFICANCE. DIFFERENCES IN MEAN COLLEGE FRESHMAN GRADES WERE NOT SIGNIFICANT. COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION BOARD SCORES SIGNIFICANTLY FAVORED THE NON-VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE GROUP. SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE GRADES OF THE TWO GROUPS, FAVORING THE NON-VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE GROUP, OCCURRED IN ENGLISH 101, AN ENGLISH COMPOSITE, AND MATHEMATICS. NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE WAS FOUND IN BOTANY, CHEMISTRY, ENGLISH 102, A COMPOSITE OF OTHER COURSES, OR A COMPOSITE OF ALL COURSES. THE VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE GROUP SEEMED TO EARN HIGHER GRADES THAN WOULD BE EXPECTED WHEN USING THE COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION AS A PREDICTOR OF SUCCESS. DIFFERENCES WITHIN THE VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE GROUP WERE REPORTED. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College GA; ATHENS; GEORGIA