ERIC Number: ED193344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Predicting the Academic Success of Black Students Attending the Historically Black Colleges. Part 2 of the Research Program on Problems Relating to the Desegregation of Higher Education.
Institute for Services to Education, Inc., Washington, DC.
This study examined the predictive strength of standardized test scores and selected non-traditional indices of academic success in relation to the academic performance of black students attending historically black colleges. The sample consisted of 364 graduating seniors from eleven historically black colleges. American College Test composite scores (ACT-C) were used as estimates of students' entering ability and were compared to self-reported grade point averages (GPA). Findings indicated that ACT-C scores underpredicted the GPA of black students. Two of seven non-traditional measures were associated with cumulative GPA: highest expected degree and plans after graduation. The results of the study did not lead to any conclusive statements regarding the validity of the ACT-C and non-test variables for predicting the GPA of black students in the selected institutions. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Services to Education, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to small print. For related documents see UD 020 423-426.