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ERIC Number: ED356252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Validity of the SAT as a Predictor of Grade Point Average for Nontraditional College Students.
Moffatt, Gregory K.
This study of 570 (309 men and 261 women aged 16 to 60 years) undergraduate students in a small, regionally accredited, Southern church-related college was conducted to determine whether or not the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is a valid predictor of academic success for students who entered college late in life (after age 30 years). Data collected on this sample included semester-to-semester grade point average (GPA), cumulative GPA, gender, race, number of semesters enrolled, full-time student or part-time student status, cumulative SAT scores, and mathematics and verbal SAT scores. Of the sample, 501 were Caucasian and 45 were African American. It is concluded that the SAT is a valid predictor of academic success for Caucasian students under age 30 years, and that it is not a valid predictor of academic success for students who took the SAT after age 30 years. The SAT was not found to be a valid predictor of GPA for Black students regardless of age. Six tables present study data. (Contains 41 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)