ERIC Number: ED021539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1964
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Predicting the Academic Competence of Students in Certain Technical Curricula at the New York City Community College of Applied Arts and Sciences after an Experimental, Preliminary, Remedial Semester.
Brodsky, Stanley Martin
To determine the effect of a noncredit pretechnology program for improving the academic competence of students with marginal qualifications for admission to technical curriculums, an experiment was designed to involve 40 pairs of students matched on (1) high school grade average, (2) high school diploma type, and (3) type of engineering technician curriculum. The experimental group took the pre-technology semester while the control group did not. Both an analysis of covariance with first technical curriculum semester grade-point average as criterion and chi-square analysis with a criterion of academic status after the first technical curriculum semester showed that the experimental group was significantly more competent than the control group. The author identified a combination of predictors which enabled reasonable prediction of academic achievement in technical curriculums. (DG)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, College Curriculum, Curriculum Research, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Engineering Education, Engineers, Grade Prediction, Pretechnology Programs, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)