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ERIC Number: ED017966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Pages: 35
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Reference Count: 0
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THE EFFECTS OF SELECTING COLLEGE STUDENTS BY VARIOUS KINDS OF HIGH SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT.
BAIRD, LEONARD L.; RICHARDS, JAMES M., JR.
THIS STUDY EXAMINED AT 35 DIVERSE COLLEGES THE USE OF ACADEMIC AND NONACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN THE SELECTION OF COLLEGE STUDENTS. SELECTING SOLELY ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN HIGH SCHOOL ADMITTED MANY STUDENTS WHO OBTAIN SATISFACTORY (C OR HIGHER) COLLEGE GRADES AND EXCLUDED MANY DROPOUTS BUT ALSO EXCLUDED THE MAJORITY OF COLLEGE NONACADEMIC ACHIEVERS. SELECTING SOLELY ON HIGH SCHOOL NONACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT ADMITTED STUDENTS WHO ACHIEVED IN NONACADEMIC AREAS IN COLLEGE BUT ALSO ADMITTED MANY ACADEMIC FAILURES AND DROPOUTS. A COMBINED STRATEGY OF FIRST REQUIRING A C AVERAGE IN HIGH SCHOOL AND THEN SELECTING ON HIGH SCHOOL NONACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT ADMITTED THE MAJORITY OF COLLEGE NONACADEMIC ACHIEVERS AND EXCLUDED THE MAJORITY OF ACADEMIC FAILURES AND DROPOUTS, BUT ALSO EXCLUDED MANY STUDENTS WHO EARNED COLLEGE GRADES OF C OR ABOVE. COMBINING A B AVERAGE IN HIGH SCHOOL WITH NONACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT EXCLUDED MOST COLLEGE ACHIEVERS IN ALL AREAS. THUS ANY ADMISSIONS STRATEGY WILL HAVE COSTS AS WELL AS GAINS. THE RESULTS CONFIRM OUR CORRELATIONAL STUDIES SHOWING THAT ACADEMIC AND NONACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT ARE LARGELY INDEPENDENT, AND THAT BOTH ACADEMIC AND NONACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT CAN BE PREDICTED TO A USEFUL DEGREE. (AUTHOR)
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
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