ERIC Number: ED168884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
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Probability of Success in College Chemistry.
Fletcher, Richard K., Jr.
The following 8 variables were tested as predictors of success of students enrolled in freshman chemistry at Tennessee Technological University: (1) ACT subtest in natural science; (2) ACT subtest in mathematics; (3) ACT composite scores; (4) final course grade in high school chemistry; (5) final course grade in high school physics; (6) high school grade point average; (7) final course grades in high school algebra II; and (8) final course grades in high school senior mathematics. Data were obtained on 138 students enrolled in Chemistry 111 (mostly engineering, chemistry and pre-professional majors). The single best predictor of success was the ACT composite score. Students with an ACT composite score below 22 had a high probability of failure. In addition, students who made less than a B in high school chemistry had a poor rate of success. (BB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Science (Lambeth College, Jackson, Tennessee, November 17, 1978)