ERIC Number: ED104187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of 1974-75 Academic Scholarship Recipients at Arkansas State University.
McCluskey, Jimmy; Womack, Farris
This study analyzed the 1974-75 freshmen academic scholarship recipients at Arkansas State University with respect to their academic potential (ACT scores and rank in high school senior class) and the size of high school from which they graduated. A further purpose was to determine the grade-point average that these students earned during the fall semester, 1975. The results of the study indicated: (1) The 1974 scholarship recipients had an average for all freshmen. (2) Of the two award criteria, rank in class was significantly more predictive of academic performance than the ACT composite score. (3) Those scholarship recipients who maintained a 3.00 average tended to come from larger high schools, ranked higher in the high school senior class, and had higher ACT composite scores. (4) The multiple correlation and regression analysis produced a statistically significant equation; however, the standard error of estimate was large enough to restrict the practical application of the equation. Only rank in class was significantly related to academic performance. (5) Multiple discriminant analysis uncovered a statistically significant differential between the above 3.00 grade-point average group and the below 3.00 grade-point average group. (MJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Univ., Jonesboro.