ERIC Number: ED228059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
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Relationship of Aptitudes to Performance in High School Mathematics. Technical Report 1982-2.
A battery of aptitude and vocabulary tests was administered to 477 students from two high schools. Test scores were correlated with grades in three mathematics courses (algebra, geometry, and algebra II/trigonometry) and scores on the PSAT and SAT. It was found that course grades are most strongly related to analytical reasoning, English vocabulary, and several tests of short-term memory. Scores on the mathematics sections of the PSAT and SAT are predicted by the same aptitudes, plus structural visualization. The verbal sections of the PSAT and SAT are largely predicted by vocabulary, but analytical reasoning, ideaphoria and silograms (verbal short-term memory) also contribute to prediction. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson O'Connor Research Foundation, Chicago, IL. Human Engineering Lab.