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ERIC Number: ED075372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 8
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The Academic Pecking Order: An Examination of a Myth.
Ciampa, Bartholomew J.
This study investigated the academic pecking order myth. Focus was placed on the concepts that whether certain programs within a single-purpose college attract the "better" students, that certain schools or departments maintain the "highest" standards, and that the student in-migration or out-migration patterns within certain groups are either high or low. Three data items were used regarding nearly all incoming college students: rank in high school class, Verbal-College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB)-Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) results, and Nonverbal-CEEB-SAT results. Expected chi-square values for all ranks in high school class and SAT tables were obtained. Results suggest that no academic discipline either significantly benefited or suffered as a result of the significant in-migration or out-migration patterns. (A five-item bibliography is included.) (MJM)
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