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ERIC Number: ED100432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 48
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The Relationship Between Academic Performance and Reading Ability of Pensacola Junior College Freshmen.
Einbecker, Polly Godwin
The purpose of this investigation was to determine the relationship between reading ability and academic performance of junior college freshman and to what degree a measure of reading ability could predict academic performance. The 313 Pensacola Junior College freshman for whom 1970 Reading Index Scores on the Florida Twelfth Grade Test were available, and who had completed a minimum of 12 hours course work in both the fall and spring terms, 1971-72, were used as subjects. The criterion for academic performance was the cumulative GPA. On the basis of the criteria used and the resultant findings, it was concluded that: (1) The Reading Index Score was found to be a significant predictor of the cumulative GPA in the freshman year of college in terms of the institution participating in this study; (2) The linear trend showed that 23 percent of the variation in GPA could be accounted for by variance in the Reading Index Score. The report includes a review of the literature as well as tabular data and a discussion of the statistical methods. (Author/MJK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Practicum presented to Nova University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Education degree