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ERIC Number: ED095802
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Pages: 23
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Student Profile: Freshmen - 1973-74. Part II: SAT, High School Decile, and Entrance Testing.
Kinsel, John B.
This document presents data concerning the 1973-74 New College (Hofstra) entering freshmen. High school decile data and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) data are collected as a part of the usual admission procedures. In addition, 50 of the 68 freshmen were administered the Cooperative Reading Test, the Omnibus Personality Inventory, and the New College Entrance Questionnaire. Based upon a review of SAT, high school deciles, and entrance test data on entering freshmen, 1973-74, the following points were made: (1) Overall, the level of academic achievement based on SAT scores has dropped an average of 4 or 5 percent over students admitted the previous year. (2) The mean high school decile for entering students was 3.5 and is approximately the same as Hofstra Freshmen in general. (3) Reading levels of entering freshmen are above average overall, but levels of comprehension are slightly below average. (4) Students selecting New College appear to be intellectually motivated, to have an interest in the pursuit of ideas rather than facts, and to prefer the kind of social environment that they perceive exists at New College. (MJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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