ERIC Number: ED082707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Longitudinal Predictions of Black and White University Student Grades.
Farver, Albert S.; And Others
The purpose of the study was to compare prediction of freshman, sophomore, junior and senior year grades for black and white students by sex for new freshmen who entered College Park in fall 1968 and 1969. Predoctors were SAT-Verbal and Math and high school grades (HSGPA) using multiple regression equations. Results showed that many different patterns of prediction for different race-sex subgroups emerged. For instance, HSGPA is less useful in predicting grades beyond the freshman year and is a consistently poor predictor for black males. Black males were the least predictable and white females were the most predictable subgroup. The results were discussed in terms of past research and alternative predictors for subgroups. The writers conclude that predicting grades beyond the freshman year is useful and that separate prediction equations for race-sex subgroups should be employed. As more black students enter colleges and universities, this area of research should continue and the employment of experimental predictors should be attempted. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Cultural Study Center.
Note: Portions of this study were presented at the National Council on Measurement in Education Annual Meeting, New Orleans, February 28, 1973