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ERIC Number: ED175490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Pages: 27
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A Multiple Regression Analysis of the Variables from the CGP Test upon GPA.
Rogers, Raymond
Prior to attending Mount Wachusett Community College, Massachusetts, all freshmen are required to undertake a Comparative Guidance and Placement (CGP) test which yields raw scores in reading, sentences, math, and academic motivation. Based on the scores on the continuous independent variables measured by the CGP test and the dichotomous independent variables of sex, level of math test selected by the student, and the type of program (career or transfer), a study was conducted to investigate the relationships, strengths, and significance of the variables in predicting student grade point average (GPA) after one semester's work. All of the variables from the CGP test were found to be significant at the 5% level; the order of importance of the variables in predicting GPA was sentences, academic motivation, reading, math, sex, and type of math test. With the data factored by program and sex, the regression analysis yielded no most important variable. Female students earned significantly higher GPA's than did their male counterparts. Career students, whether male or female, earned higher GPA's than did those enrolled in transfer curricula. A review of the literature and the raw data are included in the study report. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Language: English
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