ERIC Number: ED052782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Grades--Scores--Predictions: A Study of the Efficiency of High School Grades and American College Test Scores in Predicting Academic Achievement at Montgomery College.
Gell, Robert L.; Bleil, David F.
This report analyzes the relationship between high school grades, American College Test (ACT) scores, and first-semester college grades. Based on the Standard Research Service of the ACT program, 1,379 students in the fall 1969 freshman class of Montgomery College (Maryland) were studied. Measures of academic background used ACT scores in English, mathematics, social science, and natural science, and high school grades in those areas. It was found that: (1) academic success is predicted more accurately for career students than for transfer students, with grades the best predictor; (2) ACT scores are more efficient in predicting the college grades of transfer students; and (3) grades and ACT scores are useful in counseling students, but should not be used as the only criteria. Implications for a system of grading and placement are discussed, as are the use of high school grades for placement, internal criteria of grades, and the remediation system. Complete tables showing experimental details are included. (CA)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery Coll., Rockville, MD.
Identifiers: ACT Assessment; Maryland