ERIC Number: ED197653
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
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A Data Analysis of Student Academic Performance in the Master of Science in Urban Life Degree Program, 1969-1978.
Prather, James E.; Heery, Loretta L.
Selected academic and personal characteristics of the Georgia State University Master of Science Degree graduate students in the College of Urban Life were examined. The sample of 759 students active during the period of 1969-78 were studied in terms of: demographic characteristics, undergraduate environment and performance, the environment at Georgia State University, and the students' academic performance in the master's program. It was found that each year's entering class has had an increased proportion of females, a slight downward trend in Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, higher undergraduate grade point averages (GPA) as a group, and lower graduate GPAs in general. Performance in core curriculum courses indicated a strong, consistent positive relationship between GRE scores and course final grades. An analysis of minority students' course grades and GRE scores also indicated a positive relationship between grades and scores. Additionally, it appeared that students' aptitude level as measured by GRE scores was often associated with their choice of course instructor. Graphical representations of the findings are included. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta.
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