ERIC Number: ED028749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
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Honors Selection Study 1966-67.
Because many of the students selected for participation in the University of South Carolina's College of Arts and Science Honors Program failed to attain the minimal grade point level required to remain in the program, the Counseling Bureau undertook an evaluative study to improve selection methods. The project aimed to find answers to 3 questions: "Is it possible to isolate specific cognitive factors which determine academic success? Is it possible to derive a set of regression equations capable of predicting success in the Honors Program by employing scores on the factors isolated? And, how does the efficiency of acturial prediction compare with that of the predictions made by clinically-trained personnel?" The subjects consisted of 182 freshmen entering in Fall 1966--54 Honors Program members and 128 other above-average students. The data analyzed were: high school grades and class standing, Scholastic Aptitude Test scores, American College Test scores, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale scores, Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory responses, reference tests for cognitive factors scores, and interview information and behavioral observations. By using a correlational approach and manipulating the variables according to the needs of each specific problem, it was possible to determine the relationships between particular types of behavior and the criterion to be predicted. Findings and recommendations are included. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia.