ERIC Number: ED060319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
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Daigaku Nyugakusha Senbatsu Hoho ni kansuru Kenkyu' (Research on Examination for Entrance into Universities).
Bulletin, n25 1961, n37 1963, n4 1964, n48 1966
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a series of research papers on the selection of college and university students. One paper compared the scores gained by three different types of entrants to six universities attracting applicants of high quality. It was found that a candidate has almost no chance of success in second or third attempts if his score was less than 50% on his first try, and improvement in mathematics has more effect in determining success or failure than does improvement in other subjects. The second paper studied the relationship between performance at school, in the entrance examinations, and at the university. The results showed that performance in chool tended to be more correlated with university work, especially in specialized fields. The third paper was a detailed investigation of the relationships between school reports and the university performance of entrants into better-known universities. The last study was conducted on all the entrants in 1959 to the departments of engineering, law, economics, and literature of Hokkaido University. These researches indicate that it is important to consider whether the applicant is fresh out of high school, or a repeater, and better selection will be made if the university looks at the high school record. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Academic Ability, Admission Criteria, College Admission, College Entrance Examinations, Educational Research, Educational Testing, Grades (Scholastic), High School Students, Higher Education, Student Records, Test Validity, Universities
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Educational Research, Tokyo (Japan).