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ERIC Number: ED317940
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Pages: 98
Abstractor: N/A
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Development of a Profile of Entering Students at Practical Bible Training School as a Tool for Academic Advising.
Kroll, Ronald C.
A profile of new students at a Practical Bible Training School (PBTS) was developed for the fall 1989 semester. American College Testing/Scholastic Aptitude Test scores, high school and college grade point averages (GPAs) and percentile ranks, college credits and degrees earned, years and grades in high school subjects, and placement scores in Bible and reading were taken from academic records for each student. A questionnaire completed by each new student (N=63) provided information about academic program, off-campus residency, sex and marital status, minority status, size of high school graduating class and home community, type of high school and high school program, participation in extracurricular activities, financial resources for college, family support for the decision to attend college, level of parents' education, and student predictions about first semester GPA and persistence. These factors were combined into an overall profile, characterizing PBTS students as single, non-parent, white, and dormitory residents, with parents or spouse approving of the decision to attend PBTS. Most were also male, between the ages of 18 and 19, out of high school or a previous college program for less than 1 year, residents of New York state, and planning to work while in school. Only 10 percent were attending college without their family's moral support. (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Language: English
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