ERIC Number: ED111259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-May
Reference Count: N/A
Background and Predicted Success of Cadets in the Class of 1973 with Comparisons with Previous Classes.
Houston, John W.
The USMA uses the Whole Man concept in the selection of candidates for admission. This concept encompasses three broad ability areas: scholastic, leadership potential, and physical condition and aptitude. The entrance scores for each area are compared with previous classes, and it is shown that the Class of 1973 has decreased in its academic potential from the Class of 1972. The mean Leadership Potential Score has decreased slightly for the Class of 1973 as compared to the Class of 1972, but is the same for the Class of 1971 and higher than for the Classes of 1969 and 1970. The mean Physical Aptitude Examination Scores are also slightly lower than for the Class of 1972, but approximately equal to that of the Classes of 1969, 1970, and 1971. Comparison information is also given between the Classes of 1973 and 1972 as well as with previous classes. Trend data for the Classes of 1965 to 1973 are included in the appendix in tabular form. Over all, tabular and graphical data are given on academic qualifications, potential for success at USMA, trends in admission scores, honors and awards, participation and attainments in high school athletics, high school background, non-athletic activities during high school, military experience or service, parents' military background, and college background. (Author/LBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Military Academy, West Point, NY. Office of Institutional Research.