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ERIC Number: ED049297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Pages: 13
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Interactive Effects of Year and Academic Predictors on College GPA.
Bowers, John; Loeb, Jane
Multiple regression equations predicting first semester grade point average (GPA) from high school percentile rank (HSPR) and Composite score on the American College Test (ACT:C) were examined for five successive fall freshman classes (1965-1969) at the University of Illinois. Slopes were significantly different among the five equations. Further analysis indicated a systematic decline in the ACT:C regression coefficients over time while the HSPR coefficients remained approximately constant. Possible explanations advanced for these findings were unequal test score intervals, a low GPA ceiling, and changes in the GPA criterion. (Author)
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Identifiers: ACT Assessment; University of Illinois
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 1971