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ERIC Number: ED058866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 21
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Reference Count: 0
[The Predictive Ability of Entrance Testing and a Survey of Socio-Economic Characteristics at Lake Land College.]
Lach, Ivan J.
The predictive ability of required tests as to grade point averages (GPA) and a survey of students' socio-economic characteristics are reported on in two separate studies from Lake Land College (Illinois). In the first paper a comparative study of required reading and mathematics tests and the American College Test (ACT) as to their ability to predict GPA, was conducted. The general method was to compare scores obtained on each of the tests by a student with his GPA at the end of the term. Analysis included computing means, standard deviations, simple correlations, multiple correlations, and multiple stepwise regression for appropriate test scores, GPA's, and other variables for different programs. Results showed that no test was a good predictor of GPA. The second report concerned itself with collecting socio-economic data for the student body. A family information form was designed for optional completion by parents of day students. Sixty-four percent of the total day enrollment returned the form. Different color forms allowed for a comparison between transfer and vocational students. Results of that comparison on all data items are reported. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: Lake Land Coll., Mattoon, IL.