ERIC Number: ED031207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Prediction of Multiple Aspects to the Community College Experience.
Lunneborg, Clifford E.; And Others
This research attempted to extend educational prediction for community college students by including nontraditional (nonintellective) predictors and criteria. Predictors included the Washington Pre-College (WPC) Battery, the Comparative Guidance Placement (CGP) Battery, and high school grade point averages (GPA). Criteria included students' first-year-college GPA and a community college survey relating to students' educational plans and experiences. The students came from a group of 687 who entered three Washington State community colleges in fall 1967 after completing the CGP and WPC batteries; 44% were females and the mean age was 18. First-year-college GPA's were collected for 631 students, and 354 students completed the survey. Interest measures from the CGP battery were combined with high school GPA's and aptitude scores (WPC) to predict first-year-college GPA's and responses to the survey. Findings included: traditional aptitude and achievement measures predicted academic performance as accurately for 2-year as for 4-year college students; performance in vocational and academic courses could be predicted by the same measures; nonintellective criteria appeared to be unrelated to intellectual criteria and predictors; and nonintellective criteria could be predicted where there was an obvious link between the criteria and the predictors. The unpredictability of college experiences was attributed to the lack of appropriate predictors rather than unreliability of the items. (MB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Bureau of Testing.