ERIC Number: ED051740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Differential Expectations? Predicting Grades for Black Students in Five Types of Colleges.
Borgen, Fred H.
This paper examines the prediction of college grades for a national sample of black students attending a variety of predominantly black and predominantly white colleges. The sample included black collegians (477 men and 837 women) who had been nominated by their high schools for participation in the first annual National Achievement Scholarship Program and who responded to a 1966 followup survey, following their freshman year of college. When men and women were grouped in five types of colleges, statistically significant correlations were found between scores on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) and freshman grades. The most striking result was the inverse relationship between average college grades and average NMSQT scores. In general, students in the largely black colleges had lower NMSQT scores but received higher freshman grades, while the opposite pattern prevailed at primarily white colleges. (Author/AF)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Merit Scholarship Corp., Evanston, IL.