ERIC Number: ED049710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
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A Preliminary Report on Predicting the Success of College Education Achievement Project Enrollees at Albany State College.
The College Education Achievement Project (CEAP) is designed to raise the level of scholastic performance of high school graduates who are underprepared for the standard type college programs. The Project provides a program of learning experiences for developing the learning skills essential for college work. It is a transitional year program during which the students can earn some college credits. The purpose of this study was to determine which variables were crucial to predicting the success of CEAP enrollees at Albany State College, Albany, Georgia, and to develop criteria for the selection of those students who could profit most from the program in terms of their success in college. In the fall of 1969 students enrolled in the program were administered a battery of tests. Another form of these tests which included the STEP, CPI, and SAT, was administered in the spring of 1970. Discriminant Analysis and Chi-square Contingency Analyses were employed in the investigation. There were 13 predictor variables and 5 criterion variables, and two prediction equations were obtained for each of the 5 criterion scores. The results indicated that the five best predictors were: SAT Verbal pretests, CPI pretests, STEP-Reading, Mathematics, and Listening gain scores and SAT Verbal gain scores. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia