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ERIC Number: ED099702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Pages: 14
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Academic Performance of Mexican-American Educational Opportunity Grant Recipients.
Immenhausen, Richard L.
This paper analyzes the correlation between ACT scores and grade point average for Mexican-American students. Specifically, it compares the first semester grades of 32 Mexican-American students (Group I) and 32 non-Mexican-American students (Group II) who had comparable economic need and comparable scores on the ACT. Only students who completed the first college semester were included in the study. In comparing the first semester grades of Group I and Group II it was found that there was a significant correlation between ACT scores and GPA for both groups. The author concludes that (1) ACT scores are a reasonably satisfactory predictor of initial academic success for Mexican-Americans as well as non-Mexican-Americans; and (2) students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are sufficiently similar, regardless of ethnic background. (Author/HMV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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