ERIC Number: ED270413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Academic Achievement of Freshman and Junior Education Candidates.
Maxwell, James P.
Previous studies have shown that students who intend to major in education have low SAT and ACT scores. Further, among those students who intended to major, those who do major have even lower average scores. This study also shows that those students who intend to major in education have lower average high school and college grade point averages. And again among those students who intend to major, those who do major have even lower averages. However, students who intended to teach but not major in education who are then drawn to major in education have higher than average high school and college grade point averages. The result of attracting students to education who initially did not want to major in education is to have an education major that is closer to average than those who initially only intended to major in education. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (70th, San Francisco, CA, April 16-20, 1986).