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ERIC Number: ED013106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: N/A
PERFORMANCES OF AVERAGE STUDENTS IN A JUNIOR COLLEGE AND IN FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTIONS.
HALL, LINCOLN H.
THE STUDY WAS DESIGNED TO DETERMINE THE DEGREE OF ACADEMIC SUCCESS OF STUDENTS OF AVERAGE ABILITY WHO ENROLLED AS FRESHMEN IN A CALIFORNIA JUNIOR COLLEGE DURING AN 11-YEAR PERIOD. THE SUBJECTS WERE THOSE WHO (1) SCORED IN THE MIDDLE 20 PERCENT OF NATIONAL JUNIOR COLLEGE NORMS ON A COLLEGE APTITUDE TEST AND (2) EARNED IQ SCORES FROM 90 TO 110 ON THE CALIFORNIA TEST OF MENTAL MATURITY. DATA COMPILED FROM THE RECORDS AT THE JUNIOR COLLEGE AND AT TRANSFER INSTITUTIONS SHOWED THAT (1) STUDENTS OF AVERAGE ABILITY NUMBERED APPROXIMATELY 17 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL GROUP OF ENTERING FRESHMEN, (2) FEWER THAN ONE-THIRD OF THESE STUDENTS RECEIVED THE AA DEGREE OR TRANSFERRED TO A 4-YEAR INSTITUTION, (3) OVER ONE-HALF OF THOSE WHO TRANSFERRED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA OR A STATE COLLEGE EARNED A BACHELOR'S DEGREE, (4) THERE WAS CONSIDERABLE VARIATION IN GRADE POINT AVERAGES AFTER TRANSFER, WITH 75 PERCENT OF THE STUDENTS EARNING RECORDS BETWEEN 2.0 AND 2.9, AND (5) IN GENERAL, STUDENTS WHO EARNED BACHELOR'S DEGREES REQUIRED MORE THAN FOUR SEMESTERS AFTER TRANSFER IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE REQUIREMENTS. THE AUTHORS CONCLUDED THAT (1) BY CAUSING A RAISING OF GRADING STANDARDS, ENROLLMENT PRESSURES HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE DECREASING PERCENTAGE OF AA DEGREES AMONG THESE STUDENTS, (2) TERMINAL STUDENTS MAY PLACE GREATER EMPHASIS ON OCCUPATIONAL SKILLS THAN ON EARNING A DEGREE, AND (3) PERSEVERANCE IS A FACTOR WHICH CONTRIBUTES GREATLY TO THE AVERAGE STUDENT'S CHANCES FOR SUCCESS AFTER TRANSFER. (WO)
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Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA TEST OF MENTAL MATURITY