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ERIC Number: ED043324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 5
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Student Achievement: Junior College Transfers Vs. University Transfers to the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Mann, Bill
To compare more validly the first semester GPA's of transfer students from junior colleges and 4-year institutions, this University of Missouri-Columbia study concentrated on establishing matched samples as the basis for such comparisons. Matching was based on total School and College Abilities Test (SCAT) scores, academic division entered, and sex. Thirty transfer students from each of the following schools made up the population from which random samples of 15 students each were drawn: (1) Kansas City Junior College District, (2) St. Louis Junior College District, (3) the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and (4) the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The first semester post-transfer mean GPA's of the combined junior college and university groups were compared, and a t-test of significance between correlated means applied. Differences were not significant at the previously specified .05 level. Based on this finding, it appears questionable that junior college transfers suffer significantly more from "transfer shock" than other transferees. Any differences between the two groups might reflect institutional grading practices more than any other variable. (JO)
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri