ERIC Number: ED022210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr-10
Reference Count: 0
Predicting College Grades of Handicapped Students at the University of Missouri.
Irwin, Tom J.
This study compared handicapped with able-bodied university freshmen to determine if high school rank and aptitude test scores were valid predictors of college grades for the handicapped. The subjects were 17 female and 32 male severely handicapped students enrolled at the University of Missouri. Analysis of high school rank (HSR), School and College Ability test scores (SCAT); and first semester grade point average (GPA) showed no significant differences between able-bodied and handicapped college freshmen. Prediction indices based upon the able-bodied alone appeared to predict GPA for handicapped students as well as or somewhat better than special prediction tables based upon only handicapped norms. However, high school rank was the single poorest predictor of GPA for handicapped students. If only one predictor were available, the most appropriate would be the scholastic aptitude test score. (NS)
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Detroit, Michigan, April 7-11, 1968.