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ERIC Number: ED013905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Oct
Pages: 26
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Reference Count: 0
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PREDICTING ACHIEVEMENT IN TECHNICAL PROGRAMS AT THE NORTH DAKOTA STATE SCHOOL OF SCIENCE.
ANDERSON, ROGER C.
DATA WERE COLLECTED FROM SCHOOL RECORDS FOR 876 STUDENTS ENROLLED IN SIX TECHNICAL PROGRAMS FROM 1961-63. THIS PROVIDES EIGHT BIOGRAPHICAL AND 17 ACADEMIC VARIABLES WHICH WERE EXAMINED FOR THEIR USEFULNESS IN PREDICTING STUDENT SUCCESS. THE STUDENT SAMPLE WAS DIVIDED INTO GRADUATES AND NONGRADUATES. NONGRADUATES WERE THOSE WHO ATTENDED FOUR OR FEWER QUARTERS. SOME VARIABLES WHICH DIFFERENTIATED BETWEEN THE GROUPS WERE (1) COMPOSITE, MATHEMATICS, AND ENGLISH SCORES ON THE AMERICAN COLLEGE TEST (ACT), (2) GRADES IN HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS, AND (3) CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE. ALL OF THESE CORRELATED RELIABLY WITH GRADE POINT AVERAGE FOR ELECTRONICS, ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING, AND INDUSTRIAL DRAFTING PROGRAMS. BIOGRAPHICAL VARIABLES CORRELATED RELIABLY WITH THE GRADE POINT AVERAGE IN ONLY A FEW INSTANCES. THE BEST SINGLE PREDICTOR OF SUCCESS FOR EACH PROGRAM WAS -- (1) ACT NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING, (2) ACT MATHEMATICS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING, (3) HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS FOR ELECTRICAL, (4) ACT COMPOSITE FOR INDUSTRIAL DRAFTING, (5) FLANAGAN APTITUDE CLASSIFICATION TEST (FACT) COMPONENTS FOR REFRIGERATION, AND (6) FACT INGENUITY FOR ELECTRONICS. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: NORTH DAKOTA STATE SCHOOL OF SCIENCE