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ERIC Number: ED031719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Pages: 35
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An Examination of Five Different Groups of First Year Students at the University of Lethbridge on the College Qualification Test and Grade Point Average 1967-68.
Perkins, Stanley A.
More suitable criteria was needed to evaluate "mature" students or those over 21 who had not completed all senior matriculation requirements for admission to the University of Lethbridge. This study was designed to compare the performance of "mature" students and several groups of regularly admitted freshmen on the College Qualification Test (CQT) and on the fall, spring, and accumulative grade point average. Freshmen were grouped into five subgroups, based on examination results. Findings included: (1) the mature students had the lowest mean scores on four of the five CQT subtests, and (2) the mature students had the highest fall grade point average (GPA), the second highest spring GPA, and the highest accumulative GPA of the five groups. It appears that the mature student's higher GPA was due to their superior maturity and motivation. While the sample was too small for broad generalizations, one wonders whether the CQT can adequately predict the success of mature students with university work. Cook and others' research are cited in support of these conclusions. Data tables are included throughout this report. (Author/KJ)
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Authoring Institution: Lethbridge Univ. (Alberta).