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ERIC Number: ED018206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 129
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Reference Count: 0
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THOSE WHO TRANSFER--A STUDY OF THE ACHIEVEMENT OF GENERAL COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO TRANSFERRED TO OTHER COLLEGES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, 1951-1956.
FINNBERG, F. FAITH
THE GENERAL COLLEGE WAS ESTABLISHED FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES UNABLE TO QUALIFY FOR A BACHELOR'S DEGREE OR TO COMPETE IN THE UNIVERSITY'S 4-YEAR COLLEGES. FOR THE FIRST GROUP, THERE IS A BROAD, TERMINAL, UNSPECIALIZED EDUCATION, AND, FOR THE SECOND, THE SAME PROGRAM PLUS COUNSELING IN PREPARATION FOR TRANSFER. BOTH CONTENT AND METHOD OF INSTRUCTION ARE STUDENT-CENTERED, AS IS THIS STUDY. IT EXAMINES THE STUDENTS' PERFORMANCE AFTER TRANSFER, THE NUMBER EARNING PROFESSIONAL, 4-YEAR, OR HIGHER DEGREES, QUALITIES (BY PREDICTION OR PERFORMANCE) THAT HELP OR HINDER THEM THE MOST, AND THE KIND OF COLLEGE AND CAREER THEY SELECT. THIS INFORMATION, WITH CORRELATIONS, IS GIVEN IN TABLES AND TEXT. AMONG THE CONCLUSIONS ARE (1) OVER HALF OF THE STUDENTS WERE FROM PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE METROPOLITAN AREA, (2) AS ABILITY SCORES SHOW BUT A SMALL PART OF THE STUDENTS' TALENTS, THE COUNSELOR MUST EXAMINE OTHER ATTRIBUTES AS WELL, (3) THE FACTOR WITH THE BEST PREDICTIVE VALUE IS GENERAL COLLEGE PERFORMANCE BEFORE TRANSFER, (4) THE PERCENTILE AVERAGE OF 65, PRESENTLY REQUIRED FOR QUALIFICATION, IS BOTH USEFUL AND EFFECTIVE, (5) WITHDRAWALS ARE CAUSED BY OTHER FACTORS THAN POOR GRADES, (6) TRANSFERS EARNING 4-YEAR DEGREES DID SO IN 12 TO 15 QUARTERS, AND (7) GRANTING A DIFFERENCE IN APTITUDE, THE NUMBER OF TRANSFERS WHO GRADUATE COMPARES WELL WITH THOSE WHO START AT THE UNIVERSITY. STUDIES USING DATA COLLECTED INCIDENTALLY WITH THIS ONE ARE PLANNED. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. General Coll.
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