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ERIC Number: ED422801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Pages: 29
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Predicting Freshman Success Based on High School Record and Other Measures. AIR 1998 Annual Forum Paper.
Eno, Daniel; McLaughlin, Gerald W.; Brozovsky, Paul; Sheldon, Phyllis
Most research on success in first-semester retention of college freshmen has looked either at performance in specific courses or at performance in a given course across all colleges. In the fall of 1997, Virginia Tech (Blacksburg) implemented a new academic eligibility policy, which defined success as earning an average grade of C or better. This report presents results from the second stage of a study that extended previous research by examining additional high school data, such as the number of courses in a specific area of study and grade point average in those courses, and results from the preceding year's freshman class. The study examined the value of detailed high school information, the effects of advising, and the relationship between actual performance and overall difficulty of students' schedules. The results indicate that performance prediction can be improved by using detailed high school information; that prediction of performance needs to be supported by operational processes; and fully understanding the outcome of the advising system depends on recording its results. (Contains 13 references.) (CH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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