ERIC Number: ED024716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov-14
Reference Count: 0
A Discriminant Analysis of Variables Used To Select Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds.
Brown, Roscoe C., Jr.; Henderson, Edward H.
Studied were the variables in the selection process of students screened for participation in Project APEX. This project was designed to identify disadvantaged students with potential for college success who are enrolled in the noncollege preparatory general diploma high school program. Subjects were 148 male students in two New York City schools who were nominated by teachers. The variables of intellectual functioning, personality and social adjustment, and personal goals and motivation were measured by standard tests, school records, a personal data sheet, and a structured interview with a psychologist counselor. The interviewer's recommendation appears to be the major variable differentiating the selected and rejected groups of students. It is felt that a carefully developed counseling-type inventory for use with teacher-recommended students is probably the best procedure for screening disadvantaged students with college potential. Findings are presented in two tables of statistics. (See also UD 006872.) (NH)
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Identifiers: New York (New York); New York University; Project APEX
Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the Educational Research Association of the State of New York (Albany, November 14, 1966).