ERIC Number: ED060777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Who Clears Probation?
Wisconsin Univ., Stevens Point. Office of Institutional Research.
After the first semester of 1969-70, 413 freshmen who had entered the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the fall were placed on academic probation with grade point ratios (GPR) ranging from 0.75 to 1.59. After 3 semesters, 73 or 17.7% had cleared probation and another 5% were still on probation. The rest had dropped from school or were suspended. This study was made to determine tha chances of survival for such probationary students, and to find which student characteristics are related to survival. Sex, ACT tests, college of first entrance, and year of birth were found not to be significantly related to academic survival. High school class size was highly predictive of success in clearing probation, with students from class size 51-100 most likely to clear probation, and students from class size 101-250 least likely. The GPR for the first semester in school was also an important indicator. Only about 6% of the students with GPR below 1.00 for the first semester were able to clear probation in 3 semesters. The percentage improved to 26.8% for those whose first semester GPR was 1.40 to 1.59. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Stevens Point. Office of Institutional Research.
Note: Report Series 6, Series No. 1