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ERIC Number: ED434930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 30
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Variation in the Prediction of College Grades across Gender within Ethnic Groups at Different Selectivity Levels.
Bridgeman, Brent; Jenkins, Laura; Ervin, Nancy
Correlation of the Scholastic Assessment Test I: Reasoning Test (SAT I) scores and high school grade point average (HSGPA) with freshman grade point average (FGPA) were studied in a sample of 23 colleges. The SAT I predicts FGPA about equally well across different ethnic groups. Correlation of the SAT I and the composite of SAT I scores and HSGPA with FGPA were generally higher for women than for men, although this pattern was reversed at the most highly selective colleges. Adjusting for differences in course grading policies increased correlation by about 0.05. When a single prediction equation was used for all students, men tended to get lower grades than predicted, and women got higher grades than predicted. Adjustments for course difficulty reduced underprediction, and there was no underprediction for women who intended to major in mathematics or scientific fields. African American and Hispanic/Latino men received lower grades than predicted, but women in these groups performed as predicted by the composite. (Contains 4 tables, 6 figures, and 17 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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