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ERIC Number: ED374701
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Using Writing Samples To Predict Success in a Graduate College of Education.
Perney, Jan
This study tried to determine how well a combination of junior/senior undergraduate grade point average, standardized test scores, and writing sample scores can predict a student's success in a graduate College of Education. The study used data on 164 students selected to have a slight over-representation of students with lower Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores. University administrative offices were able to supply a writing sample for 151 of the 164 students limiting the sample to those 151 students. Writing samples were scored by 3 readers with several years experience scoring essays. Predictor variables were undergraduate grade point average from the junior and senior years, the MAT score, and the writing sample score. Dependent variables were student teaching grade, graduate grade point average, and graduation success. Data analysis indicated that although none of the variables could accurately predict student teaching performance or graduation success, the writing sample, in conjunction with the junior/senior undergraduate grade point average could be used with moderate success to predict a student's graduate grade point average. Contains six references. (JB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Miller Analogies Test