ERIC Number: ED265762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
An Examination of State University and College Admissions Policies. Research Report.
Breland, Hunter M.; And Others
The impact of different admissions policies on Black, Hispanic, and White applicants was investigated, using College Board data. Five undergraduate admissions models were assessed. The single-index minimum model uses a single index, such as high school grade point average (GPA), to determine eligibility. The multiple-index minimum model uses two or more indexes. An either-or minimum model allows for eligibility if a minimum is equalled or surpassed on either of one or more indexes. Students might be eligible, for example, if in the top half of their high school class or if their Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) total score is 700 or above. A sliding scales model specifies different minimums on different indexes at different levels of high school or test performance. The fifth model is based on predicted performance: a regression equation is developed from data on past students and is used to predict performance for applicants. In addition to data on SAT scores, the analysis was based on responses to the Student Descriptive Questionnaire. A detailed description is provided of the five admissions models, the data base employed, and the analyses performed. Nine tables show the percentage of eligible seniors using each model, including the criteria of high school rank, high school GPA, and SAT total scores. (SW)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Class Rank, College Admission, College Applicants, College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Analysis, Eligibility, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Models, Prediction, Public Policy, Scores, State Colleges, State Universities
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08541.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.