ERIC Number: ED361342
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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The Correlation between ACT Composite Scores and Grade Point Averages of First-Time College Freshmen after the First Year of Study at an Urban State University in Illinois.
Morgan, Beverly D.
The relationship between scores on the American College Test (ACT) and grade point averages of first-time college freshmen after the first year of study was investigated by correlating ACT composite scores and grade point averages (GPAs). ACT scores and GPAs were obtained for 100 first-time freshmen at an urban state university in Illinois. There is a statistically significant, but low, correlation between ACT composite scores and GPA of college freshmen at the end of the freshman year. Findings also suggest that other intervening factors could have a predictive influence on college GPA, and that high school rank and high school GPA are among them. Findings further suggest that the university may want to examine the possibility of implementing an enhanced and multifaceted approach to the initial admission decision. One table summarizes study findings. (Contains 13 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois