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ERIC Number: ED016444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Oct
Pages: 43
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Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF THE ACADEMIC ABILITY AND PERFORMANCE OF JUNIOR COLLEGE STUDENTS.
SEIBEL, DEAN W.
IN FALL 1960, THE PRELIMINARY SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST (PSAT) WAS ADMINISTERED TO A NATIONAL SAMPLE OF 9,745 SENIORS IN 147 HIGH SCHOOLS, AND A SUBSAMPLE OF 2,423 WERE SELECTED FOR FOLLOW-UP. STATISTICAL TREATMENT OF DATA FOR THE SUBSAMPLE INDICATED THAT, OF THE ORIGINAL GROUP, (1) 36 PERCENT WENT TO COLLEGE, WITH ABOUT 19 PERCENT OF THESE ENTERING JUNIOR COLLEGE, (2) ABOUT 75 PERCENT OF THE COLLEGE ENTRANTS COMPLETED THE YEAR IN GOOD STANDING, WITH THE INCIDENCE OF ACADEMIC DIFFICULTY AMONG THE 2-YEAR STUDENTS NEARLY TWICE AS GREAT AS AMONG THE 4-YEAR STUDENTS, AND (3) AT BOTH TYPES OF COLLEGES, BOYS SEEMED TO HAVE MORE DIFFICULTY THAN GIRLS. WITH REGARD TO TEST SCORES, (1) THOUGH THE GROUP ATTENDING COLLEGE TENDS TO HAVE HIGHER SCORES, THEY ARE REPRESENTED THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE SCORE RANGE, WITH SUBSTANTIAL NUMBERS OF LOW SCORES, (2) THE NON-COLLEGE BOUND TENDED TO CLUSTER AT THE LOW END, WITH LIMITED REPRESENTATION TOWARD THE TOP, (3) DEGREE OF COLLEGE SUCCESS APPEARED RELATED TO SCORES, AND (4) THERE WAS MUCH OVERLAPPING OF SCORES AMONG THOSE WHO WERE SUCCESSFUL AND THOSE WHO WERE NOT, AS WELL AS AMONG THOSE ATTENDING DIFFERENT TYPES OF INSTITUTIONS. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: PRELIMINARY SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST