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ERIC Number: ED041340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 16
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Reference Count: 0
Prediction of Post-High School Educational Experiences from an Aptitude/Achievement Test Battery.
Lunneborg, Patricia W.
This study is the third in a series to assess the relationship between educational criteria other than grades and the Washington Pre-College (WPC) test battery. Five hundred and ninety-seven returned questionnaires from Seattle-area schools provided post-high school educational criteria to be correlated with WPC test scores and high school grades. Consistent with earlier studies such nonintellective, nongraded outcomes of the educational experience cannot be predicted from the measures currently used to predict college scores. In another approach to the problem, a group of 46 males and 32 females who entered the University of Washington in the fall of 1968 as part of a special minority group program were compared with a matched group of 49 males and 34 females. Although admitted through normal procedures their performance on the WPC had indicated they were high-risk. After three semesters their scholastic performance was compared. Those in the special minority program did far better than their WPC scores had predicted while the matched group did as expected. However, the achievement of the minority group covered a wide range and suggested that the effects of the program may be highly variable in terms of individual students. (Author/KH)
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Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Bureau of Testing.