ERIC Number: ED036277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Mar-8
Reference Count: 0
Study of 1964 Freshman Class.
Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY. Office of Instructional Research.
The relationships between grades of Hofstra students at the end of the freshman year and such predictor variables as high school standing and scores on the SAT are considered. Data are also presented on the overall performance of the class and on the relationship between performance of students who stayed at Hofstra and those who dropped out. 95.8% completed their first semester, 91.2% the second semester and 77.5% re-enrolled at the beginning of their second year. The great majority who did not return for their second year were doing academically unsatisfactory work. Students with very high scores on the verbal part of the SAT did well, but scores in the middle ranges had little predictive value. There was a striking relationship between high school and college performance; almost 90% of the students graduating in the top 10% of their high school class obtained passing grades. In contrast, only 37.5% of the students graduating in the bottom 40% of their class earned passing grades. Since there was little relationship generally between SAT scores and performance, high school standing should be the overriding factor in determining admission. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY. Office of Instructional Research.
Identifiers: Hofstra University NY