ERIC Number: ED050131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Faculty Perceptions of Students: Characteristics of Students for Whom There is Faculty Agreement on Desirability, Part VI.
Davis, Junius A.
This final report in the Faculty Perception of Students series is concerned with the examination of college students defined as desirable by a consensus of the faculty. A variety of personality and attitude measures, high school rank, freshman grade point average, cumulative grade point average, and rank-in-class, were tested for relationship against criteria drawn from frequency of being known to members of the faculty and nomination by faculty to several laudatory categories (these latter recorded on Student Nomination Form, see TM 000 181 below). The major component of general acclaim was revealed to be academic performance, although technical difficulties (size of sample, limited reliability of other criterion measures) may have dampened other potential findings. Inter-rater reliability and the effect of omitted items on the Student Rating Form are analyzed. The paper concludes with a discussion of some of the problems encountered in the study and speculations regarding the implications for further research. See also TM 000 174 and TM 000 176-179. (DG)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, College Admission, College Faculty, College Students, Correlation, Factor Analysis, Individual Characteristics, Intelligence, Item Analysis, Personality Assessment, Rating Scales, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Success, Teacher Attitudes, Test Reliability
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.