ERIC Number: ED038681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Factor Structures and Predictive Validities of College Ability Tests for Regularly Admitted and Disadvantaged Beginning Freshmen at the University of Illinois.
Factor structures and first semester grade point average validities for several college ability test scores are compared for regularly admitted freshmen and for freshmen admitted to the Special Educational Opportunities Program (SEOP) at the University of Illinois in September, 1968. Most students in the special program were Negro, averaged much below the mean test score levels of regularly admitted freshmen, and carried courseloads half comprised of special courses developed by several departments. Two factors, verbal and quantitative, described the test score relationships for both the SEOP and regularly admitted freshmen. Multiple correlations predicting first term grade point average from high school percentile rank, SCAT Verbal and SCAT Quantitative scores were .4 for regularly admitted freshmen and .3 for SEOP freshmen. Multiple correlations for SEOP freshmen rose to .4 when the number of special credits was added to the prediction equation. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana.