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ERIC Number: ED452754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 10
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Equitable Access.
Hashway, Robert M.; Brentley, Mary; Carter, Joseph
The purpose of this study was to examine certain objective admission criteria at open admission institutions, eliminating the problem of truncated variable distribution. Minorities who are admitted to selective colleges and universities with lower than average Scholastic Assessment Test or ACT Assessment test scores (1100 and 27, respectively) in contrast with the average scores of Caucasian students (1300 and 30) have nearly equal graduation rates. This study used a random sample of 600 students from 3 open admissions institutions. The results indicate a need to help males actualize their potential, and they demonstrate that a quota system does not serve the needs of minorities. The status of minorities is better addressed by focusing on the ethos of home, family, school, and society to help them become better prepared before applying to college. This study supports the contention that equity occurs when all candidates, similarly prepared, have similar chances of success. The results support the proposition that the United States needs to implement fully the spirit and intent of the Emancipation Proclamation. (Contains 63 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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