ERIC Number: ED045040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-May-26
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Academic Prediction and the Marginal Student.
This study tried to determine whether (1) the ACT composite score, (2) high school percentile rank (HSPR), or (3) a combination of these were good predictors of academic success in college for the marginal student. The marginal student was defined as one not meeting standard admission requirements, but one whose ACT scores indicated some reasonable prospect of success. The records of 204 marginal students at Quincy College, Illinois during the period 1963-1969 were examined (including their attrition rate, their academic standing, and their graduation record) and a correlation study was made on their ACT composite scores, their HSPR, and semester GPA's. A higher correlation was obtained by combining ACT and HSPR than for either used separately. The multiple correlation was not as substantial, however, as might be desirable. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Coll. of Education.