ERIC Number: ED085627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Student Development Series - 1972-73. Volume X, Student Development Reports.
Morill, Weston H., Ed.; And Others
Project GO (Generating Opportunities) established at Colorado State University in 1968, attempts to meet the academic and financial needs of financially disadvantaged students. This study was designed to produce comparative descriptive data on Project GO and regularly admitted CSU freshmen samples and to evaluate the efficiency of traditional academic predictors for all freshmen. Comparison of the 1968, 1969 and 1970 Project GO freshmen classes revealed significant differences on predictor variable scores (SAT-Verbal, SAT-Math and High School Percentile Rank (HSPR), as well as significant differences in GPA and persist rates. These differences were attributable to relaxed admittance requirements in 1969. Similar sex differences were found for Project GO and regularly admitted freshmen, with females having significantly higher HSPR and males obtaining higher SAT-M scores. Project GO students scored lower on all of the predictor and performance measures than the regularly admitted 1970 freshmen. The 1969 GO persisters showed a significant downward trend in GPA with each successive quarter. Regression equations calculated to predict Fall GPA for both both GO and regularly admitted CSU freshmen were strikingly similar and accounted for only a small portion of the variance. This lends support to the contention that traditional academic predictors such as SAT-V, SAT-M, and HSPR need to be augmented by nontraditional variables. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins.