ERIC Number: ED370519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
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A Comparative Analysis of ACT Scores and Final GPAs of Chicago State University Undergraduate Students.
Paszczyk, Sandra L.
This study examined whether American College Testing (ACT) scores are a reliable predictor of college success using data on Chicago State University (CSU) graduates. The study used data on all undergraduates who had successfully completed a degree program and graduated in one of nine successive terms between Fall 1990 and Fall 1993 and also had an ACT record. In total, 1,752 students graduated from CSU during this period. Of these the 428 who had an ACT score on their records comprised the study population. ACT and grade point averages (GPA) were obtained from the CSU computerized database. The Pearson-Product-Moment Correlation was employed by determining the correlation between the sample's ACT scores and GPAs. Interestingly, students who graduated in Fall 1992 had the highest average ACT score but the lowest final grade point average. Results indicated a correlation between the ACT and the final GPA of students: the 16-20 and 21-25 ACT ranges were significant predictors of GPA at the .05 level of significance and as the ACT score increased, so did the final GPA. (Contains 13 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: ACT Assessment; Chicago State University IL