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ERIC Number: ED017255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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PREDICTING ACADEMIC SUCCESS BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL.
JEX, FRANK B.
THESE TABLES ARE INTENDED TO PREDICT WHICH UTAH COLLEGE CURRICULUM GIVES A STUDENT THE MOST LIKELIHOOD OF SUCCESS. THEY USE HIGH SCHOOL AVERAGE (HSA) AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OR APTITUDE TESTS. THE STUDY IS DESIGNED ON CONCLUSIONS FROM EARLIER WORK--(1) THE MAIN HURDLE FOR THE FRESHMAN IS THE REQUIRED GENERAL EDUCATION CORE, (2) GPA'S ARE REASONABLY STABLE FROM TERM TO TERM, (3) THE FIRST-TERM AVERAGE IS A RELIABLE PREDICTOR, (4) THE HSA IS THE BEST SINGLE INDICATOR OF PROBABLE SUCCESS, (5) ACHIEVEMENT TESTS OF HIGH SCHOOL WORK ARE SLIGHTLY BETTER THAN APTITUDE TESTS AS PREDICTORS, (6) ADDING A THIRD PREDICTOR TO HSA'S AND ACHIEVEMENT TEST SCORES ADDS LITTLE PREDICTIVE VALUE, (7) LONGITUDINAL RESEARCH REVEALS CONSIDERABLE YEAR-TO-YEAR CONSISTENCY OF PERFORMANCE, (8) FIRST-TERM AVERAGES PREDICT GRADUATION MORE ACCURATELY THAN DOES ANY COMBINATION OF HIGH SCHOOL DATA, (9) WOMEN ARE MORE PREDICTABLE AND GET GENERALLY BETTER GRADES, (10) BREAKDOWN BY SUBGROUP (AGE, FAMILY, ETC.) ADDS LITTLE PREDICTIVE ACCURACY, (11) THESE STUDIES ARE VALID FOR LATER USE IN ADMISSIONS AND COUNSELING, AND (12) THE OPTIMUM COMBINATION OF HSA AND ACHIEVEMENT TEST SCORES CURRENTLY REPRESENTS THE PRACTICAL LIMITS TO PREDICTION OF COLLEGE SUCCESS. TABLES HAVE BEEN PREPARED FOR EACH OF UTAH'S COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES, TRADE-TECHNICAL SCHOOLS, AND PRIVATE BUSINESS SCHOOLS, AND ALSO FOR DIFFERENT LEVELS OF ACADEMIC DIFFICULTY, SHOWING SCORE, CORRELATIONS, RELATIVE PREDICTION WEIGHT, AND STANDARD ERROR OF ESTIMATE. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City.
Identifiers: UTAH