ERIC Number: ED169842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Bias in the Prediction of Achievement and in Admission of Black Students to North Carolina State University.
Stafford, Thomas H., Jr.; Council, Kathryn A.
As a followup study, the academic performance of 120 black students who entered North Carolina State University as new freshmen in the fall of 1970, 1971, and 1972 was examined in order to determine whether the University Predicted Grade Average (UPGA) equation is biased for black students. Major findings are: (1) for both marginal black students and for all black students combined, the UPGA equation tends to over-predict first year grade point average (GPA) of black freshmen and thus is biased in favor of these students; (2) a prediction equation that used only SAT-V or SAT-M and that was developed on the basis of all freshmen combined would under-predict GPA for black students near the cut-off point of 1.6 and thus would be biased against these black students; and (3) a prediction equation that used only converted high school rank (CHSR) and that was developed on the basis of all freshmen combined would over-predict GPA for black students and thus would be biased in favor of these students. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bias, Black Students, College Admission, College Freshmen, Grade Point Average, Grade Prediction, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Mathematical Formulas, Predictive Measurement, Racial Discrimination, Research Projects, School Surveys, State Universities, Statistical Data
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Div. of Student Affairs.