ERIC Number: ED061890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Academic Talent and Grade Achievement of Graduates.
Chase, Clinton I.
Among students and faculty as well, there are widespread beliefs that some departmental programs impose stringent demands on students while others are relatively undemanding. A second notion is that students with a given level of academic talent gravitate to departments whose demands correspond with the student's talent. It was therefore the purpose of this study: (1) to look at the typical levels of academic talent of persons who succeed in various departments; (2) to observe variations in talent within programs and see to what extent overlap in talent exists among departments; and (3) to see to what extent talent corresponds with mean gradepoint averages across programs. The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT-M and SAT-V) and the student's high school rank (HSR) were used as predictors of academic talent. The results of the study clearly indicate that some departments attract students with more talent than do others. However, it is also indicated that the range of talent among students within a given department is also conspicuous. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Bureau of Educational Studies and Testing.
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