ERIC Number: ED164194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
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A Follow-up Study of Graduates of Laguna-Acoma High School Who Took ACT and/or Entered a Four-Year College Program.
Munro, Fern H.
The myth that only the high school student who is at or near the top of his class can succeed at a four-year college is not upheld for graduates of Laguna-Acoma High School (LAHS) in New Mexico. Many sources provide accurate gradepoint averages (GPA), American College Test (ACT) scores and Rank in Class (RIC) for the LAHS students who took the ACT and/or entered a four-year college between 1964 and 1972. The GPA and RIC of the college bound students varies widely and only 26% of the LAHS graduates have taken the ACT, which probably represents an insignificant sample for measuring college retention. LAHS students do, however, fit all five categories of students who, according to ACT representatives, tend to do poorly on the test. For LAHS graduates, neither the test scores nor GPA can significantly determine who goes to college or completes a baccalaureate. Compared with retention figures supplied from the University of New Mexico (the largest university in the state), LAHS graduates have a 10% higher college retention rate than the general student body at the University. The paper concludes with a listing of 174 LAHS graduates' rank in class, grade point average, ACT scores, notations as to college entry, completion, or present enrollment, and a list of LAHS graduates who have received baccalaureate degrees. (SB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Identifiers - Location: New Mexico