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ERIC Number: ED308766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Pages: 28
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Exploring the Murky World of Admissions Predictions. AIR 1989 Annual Forum Paper.
Kanarek, Ellen Armstrong
A study was conducted that focused on 5-year graduation as a criterion for success at a major Eastern university, and a set of predictors for use by those concerned with admissions policy was developed. The best predictors of 5-year graduation were persistence to the second year and first-year cumulative grade-point average. Among pre-college variables, the Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT) and high school rank predicted graduation poorly, and the inclusion of achievement test information increased the multiple correlation by only a small amount. Other demographic variables improved the prediction somewhat, with math-related variables contributing the most. The utility and strength of predictor variables differed among gender and racial/ethnic groups. Contains 15 references. (Author/KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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