ERIC Number: ED119558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Should Higher Education Students Be Admitted Differentially By Race and Sex: The Evidence. Research Report No. 5-75.
Sedlacek, William E.
The evidence supporting the selecting of students with and without regard to race and sex is discussed. It is concluded that students should be selected by race-sex subgroup. The support for this position centers around three clusters of study results: (1) studies that show no relationship, or perhaps a negative relationship, between traditional predictors (high school grades and test scores) and college grades for blacks; (2) studies that show if traditional predictors are employed, optimum validity is achieved by separate equations or cutoff scores for each race-sex subgroup; and (3) studies that show certain background, interest, attitudinal and motivational variables are useful in predicting minority success, but are not necessarily useful in predicting the academic success of white students. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Admission (School), Black Students, Grade Prediction, Grades (Scholastic), Higher Education, Predictor Variables, Race, Selection, Sex (Characteristics), Socioeconomic Background, Student Attitudes, Student Interests, Student Motivation, Test Results, White Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Cultural Study Center.