ERIC Number: ED041534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Success and Admission Criteria for Potentially Successful Risks. Final Report.
The focus of this study was upon students who were academic "risks." The basic definition of "risk" was based on a cutoff of 620 in College Board verbal scholastic aptitude scores. A study was made of the past success of these risks, with the major purpose of finding new variables and methods which would assist admissions officers in the selection of potentially successful risks. Part 1 of the report deals with four nonacademic variables developed to supplement traditional academic pre-admission data. They were: an admission index, based upon counselor ratings of motivation and promise found in secondary school records used by a group of colleges including Brown University; an environmental index, consisting of parent-home-school-community items; and two activity indices derived from a survey of activities and accomplishments in high school. Part 2 deals with criteria of success: (1) graduation; (2) attainment of an advanced degree; (3) reputation for success; (4) occupational grouping and success; and (5) grade point average for the first semester in college. Part 3 discusses the other "risks" that were examined: the under- and overachievers; the holders of imbalanced scholastic aptitude test scores; and intuitively defined risks. (AF)
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Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Brown Univ., Providence, RI.