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ERIC Number: ED017259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov-12
Pages: 13
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REVERSE ARTICULATION--A UNIQUE FUNCTION OF THE JUNIOR COLLEGE.
INGLE, RONALD R.; MEADOWS, MARK E.
KENNESAW JUNIOR COLLEGE, MARIETTA, GEORGIA, HAVING OBSERVED THE PLIGHT OF THE STUDENT WHOSE LOW GPA MADE HIM INELIGIBLE TO RETURN TO HIS SENIOR COLLEGE, FELT THAT THIS GPA WAS INSUFFICIENT REASON TO DENY HIM A SECOND CHANCE. INSTEAD, KENNESAW DECIDED TO JUDGE HIM NOT ONLY BY HIS COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT, BUT ALSO BY HIS HIGH SCHOOL GRADES AND HIS SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST SCORES. BY THE USE OF REGRESSION EQUATIONS, A FRESHMAN GPA WAS PREDICTED FOR HIM. IF IT SHOWED HIM ACCEPTABLE AS A BEGINNING FRESHMAN, HE WAS CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION. UNDER THIS PLAN, 53 TRANSFERS FROM SENIOR INSTITUTIONS ENTERED KENNESAW IN THE FALL OF 1966. A RANDOM SAMPLE OF 60 NATIVE FRESHMEN WAS CHOSEN FOR COMPARISON. IT WAS FOUND THAT THE TRANSFER WAS EQUAL TO OR HIGHER THAN THE NATIVE STUDENT IN APTITUDE AND ACHIEVEMENT (THE TOTAL SAT SCORES OF THE TRANSFERS EXCEEDING THOSE OF THE NATIVES BY 126 POINTS), AND THAT THE MEAN HIGH SCHOOL AVERAGE OF THE TWO GROUPS WAS NEARLY IDENTICAL. THE GENERALLY GREATER SUCCESS OF THE TRANSFER STUDENT CAN BE EXPLAINED BY HIS PREVIOUS COLLEGE EXPERIENCE AS WELL AS BY HIS HIGHER SAT SCORE. THE RESULTS OF THIS STUDY ARGUE FOR MORE FLEXIBLE ADMISSION POLICIES, SO THAT THE JUNIOR COLLEGE CAN PERFORM THIS SALVAGE FUNCTION. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE CONVENTION OF THE SOUTHERN COLLEGE PERSONNEL ASSOCIATION (KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE, FALL 1967). (HH)
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