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ERIC Number: ED143964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
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Cognitive Predictors of College Success in Disadvantaged Students.
Outlaw, Patricia; Gunther, Virginia
This study involved the investigation of the differential validity hypothesis as it pertained to the disadvantaged college student. It evaluated, by means of a multiple regression analysis, the use of SAT scores (Math and Verbal) and the Nelson-Denny Reading Test as predictors of college success, as measured by semester grade point average, for students who were provisionally accepted to Towson State University. Significant correlations were found for all three variables as a total set and the individual comparisons of the independent variables with semester grade point average. It was noted that only 7% of the variance was accounted for by these variables, therefore, further investigation into motivational variables would be indicated. Due to the regression analysis indicating that the Nelson-Denny Test and the SAT Math scores accounted for most of the significance in determining success, it was suggested that these variables be given greater emphasis in admissions criteria for the disadvantaged student. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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