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ERIC Number: ED144963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May-18
Pages: 36
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Reference Count: 0
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A Comparative Analysis of Three Admission/Selection Procedures.
Carroll, C. Dennis
Three alternative strategies for college selection, their associated cost and benefits are described in this study. These include a strict meritocratic procedure, a minority quota procedure and a disadvantaged quota procedure. The strict meritocratic procedure was operationalized in terms of predicted probability of success; the minority quota procedure was operationalized in terms of race/ethnicity and predicted probability of success; and the disadvantaged quota procedure was operationalized in terms of poverty status and predicted probability of success. Data for these analyses were derived from the weighted sample of the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972. Applicants for four-year colleges or universities with SAT or ACT scores provided the rates employed for analyses. The strict meritocratic selection procedure resulted in substantial under-representation of minorities, with applicant population parity accomplished only with admission of all applicants. Under the minority quota selection method, the admission standard for minorities apparently needs to be about 15 percent less than the standard for Whites; while under the poverty quota selection method, the standard for below poverty applicants apparently needs to be at least 30 percent less than for above poverty applicants. (MV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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