ERIC Number: ED027202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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The Number of Years of High School Science as a Predictor of First Year College Success Compared with Other Predictors.
Himmel, Keith LaVern
The number of years of high school science taken by students was selected as a criterion upon which to base prediction of first year college success as measured by the cumulative college grade point. A sample of 498 students, who were enrolling in college for the first time, were selected from the student body at Upper Iowa University. The number of years of science taken by a student in high school had a .24 correlation in predicting college grade point. High school grade point had a .60 correlation. The high school science grade point had a .56 correlation with college success and the ACT composite score had a correlation of .44. A major conclusion developed from the study was that past performances is, thus far, the best predictor of academic success in college. (BC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Doctoral Dissertations, Prediction, Secondary School Science
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Authoring Institution: Montana State Univ., Bozeman.
Identifiers: Iowa; Upper Iowa University