ERIC Number: ED042035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep-15
Reference Count: 0
Implementation of Vocational Counseling System, and Computer Prediction and Counselor Prediction. Final Report.
Estavan, D. P.; And Others
The school counselor is forced to make important decisions in predicting student success. He makes these decisions, correctly or incorrectly, based on available data pertaining to that student. This two part study sought to determine the advantages of using a computer for handling information and making predictions and to see whether the counselor would properly challenge computer predictions. Thus, ten junior high counselors supplied with corresponding computer predictions were asked to predict success in algebra for 100 anonymous eighth-grade students. Multiple linear regression analysis revealed that counselors tend to be optimistic in their predictions but that they were not unduly influenced by the computer predictions. A related document is available as ED 017 710. (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA.