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ERIC Number: ED261091
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Multivariate Analyses of Urban Community College Student Performance on the ACT College Outcomes Measures Program Test.
Kitabchi, Gloria
This study examined the relationship and relative importance of selected variables to successful performance of urban community college students on the American College Testing Program (ACT) College Outcome Measures Program (COMP). The importance of age, race, gender, type of degree, program or major category, admissions criteria and ACT pre-entrance scores was investigated using data from 696 Shelby State Community College students. Canonical analyses, multiple analysis of variance (MANOVA), and multiple regression analyses provide statistically significant indicators of more successful and less successful subgroups. Younger black students (particularly female) enrolled on an open admissions basis in career track degree programs were identified as having lower performance. Older students, white ethnics group students, and transfer degree students had higher COMP performance than their conterparts with the exception of nursing and allied health program students. The need to develop educational interventions or instructional strategies to increase skills of target subgroups was identified. (Author/BS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A