ERIC Number: ED065336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Development of a Prediction Model to Determine the Appropriate Level of Entering Students in Mathematics.
Hooper, Herbert L., Jr.
The problem was to determine the appropriate level of mathematics for an entering student at Chattanooga State Technical Institute to ensure probability of success in his initial course. A multiple regression analysis was used to establish an equation to determine the lower limit of the prediction interval, to determine whether I.Q. or mathematics placement score has more influence on the student's grade, and to determine how much of the variance in grade can be explained by the I.Q. and mathematics placement score. It was concluded that the diagnostic exam was more significant for predicting purposes than the I.Q. score. Linear models were statistically significant as were the individual variables of diagnostic exam and I.Q. score. The explained variance suggested that there was considerable room for improvement in the prediction model. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Occupational Research and Development Coordinating Unit.
Note: Mini-Grant Research Project