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ERIC Number: ED034244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 9
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A Comparison of Negro and White Students Using the SCAT in Predicting College Grades.
Sampel, David D.
This study was designed to determine if the Cooperative School and College Ability Test (SCAT) can predict future college academic success of Negro college students with the same degree of accuracy as it does for white college students and to discover if the sex factor need be considered in making predictions. The sample consisted of 180 Negroes matched with whites on the basis of sex, college, and year in school. A correlation coefficient was computed between the SCAT total score and cumulative grade point average (GPA) and between the high school rank and GPA. The Negro means were significantly lower than the white means for each variable except high school rank. In the Negro female group coefficients were generated that are normally expected with college GPA. No correlation was evidenced in the Negro male group. It is hypothesized that sex is an important consideration when making academic predictions for college students. It is concluded that the SCAT Total does exhibit "cultural bias" and that it is inappropriate to make academic decisions concerning the Negro male student on the basis of his SCAT Total score. (RM)
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia.