ERIC Number: ED029570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Relations between Aptitude Changes and Academic Success during College.
Lunneborg, Clifford E.; Lunneborg, Patricia W.
The hypothesis that tests of precollege aptitude/achievement are poor predictors of later college grades because of uneven changes in aptitude development over these years was investigated. A battery of 11 tests administered before college entrance was readministered to 59 female and 67 male college seniors. Correlations obtained from high school and college grade point averages were compared with residual change scores (representing the difference between the college senior score and that predicted from the high school senior score). Contrary to expectation, college senior correlations showed the same pattern as found with high school tests: reasonable validities for the first 3 years and no correlations in the senior year. Although this sample developed intellectually in college, aptitude change appeared relatively uniform throughout the sample. The unreliability of senior grades which are based on disparate course selection was offered as an explanation of fourth year unpredictability. (Author/JS)
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Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Bureau of Testing.