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ERIC Number: ED023351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Pages: 9
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The Prediction of Academic Success of College Students Majoring in Music.
Ernest, David J.
The identification of capable students majoring in music is difficult because of the limitations of traditionally used tools for predicting success. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between selected pre-college scores and (1) college cumulative honor point and (2) cumulative honor point in music courses attained at the time of college graduation, as a basis for predicting the academic success of freshmen proposing to major in music. All available scores were obtained for the ACT, the Minnesota Scholastic Aptitude Test, (MSAT), Triggs, Reading Survey, High School Rank, Cumulative College Honor Point Ratio and Honor Point in Music Courses for 71 music majors who graduated from St. Cloud College between December 1960 and August 1967. It was found that the best single predictor for college cumulative honor point and honor point in music courses was high school rank. A combination of high school rank, Triggs and MSAT produced the best multiple correlation coefficient figure as a predictor of college cumulative honor point or degree of academic success. College admissions personnel should find these relationships very useful in detecting the more able student, but should re-evaluate these results every few years. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Saint Cloud State Coll., Minn.