ERIC Number: ED256448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Relating Grade Point Average at Miami-Dade to Subsequent Student Performance on the College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST). Research Report No. 84-03.
A study was conducted at Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC) to relate grade point average (GPA) at the college to subsequent performance on the College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST). In October 1983, 1,044 associate degree (AA) graduates took the CLAST. Of these, 431 had a GPA of 3.0 or higher at MDCC. An analysis of the CLAST scores of these graduates revealed: (1) 20.4% of the graduates failed one or more of the CLAST examinations; (2) 6% scored below the recommended cut in reading, 0.7% scored below the cut in writing, 1.9% failed in computation, and 18.1% failed in the essay portion of the test; (3) of the AA graduates tested at Mitchell Wolfson campus, 59.8% had a GPA of 3.00 or more but 34.3% failed one or more of the CLAST exams; and (4) the failure rates of AA graduates at South Campus was 15.5%, at Medical Center 16.7%, and at North Campus 20.7%. A discussion of study implications highlights the problems revealed by the large number of students who earned high GPA's but failed to perform well on the CLAST. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: College Level Academic Skills Test