ERIC Number: ED191238
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Prediction of Academic Performance and Student Classification Using Five Cognitive Skills Measures. Draft.
Long, Gary L.; Coggiola, Deborah
The draft report describes a study to identify the cognitive skills related to academic performance in five career areas and 19 academic majors at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and to compare skill profile differences among groups of students (N=1,047) in the various career areas and academic majors. Results of a battery of tests were compared to the later grade point averages of the students. The five tests most predictive of academic success in general were then compared to career area and academic program levels and were found to account for a significant proportion of the grade point average variances at both the career area and academic program levels. Comparison of the groups found three significant discriminant functions. Among findings were that social work students differed from other students in that they exhibited higher reading and writing scores and somewhat lower spatial relations scores, and engineering students exhibited higher spatial relations scores than did other students. Extensive statistical data are provided for each career area and academic program level. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April, 1980). Some charts are small and may not reproduce well.