ERIC Number: ED049351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Characteristics and Performance of NMSQT Participants.
Watley, Donivan J.
This report concerns the 796,474 eleventh grade students from 17,757 public and private high schools who took the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) in February 1967, the thirteenth annual administration of the NMSQT. The schools in which the NMSQT is given enroll about 95 percent of all eleventh grade students in the United States. About 28 percent of all eleventh graders participate in the NMSQT program. Participating schools provide information each year such as type of school support: public, independent, or parochial. Participating students also provide such information about themselves as first college choice, career field plans, high school grade point average, and eligibility status regarding the National Achievement Scholarship Program for Negroes. Table 1 shows Summary Data for 1967 NMSQT participants by sex. Table 2 is a summary of 1967 student participation and performance by state. Table 3 shows summary data for 1967 NMSQT participants by decile range of selection score. Table 4 shows summary data for 1967 NMSQT participants by first choice college type. Table 5 shows summary data for male 1967 NMSQT participants by career choice. Table 6 shows summary data for female 1967 NMSQT participants by career choice. Table 7 shows percentages of achievement and merit participants indicating career choices in the broad career fields listed. (JM)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Merit Scholarship Corp., Evanston, IL.