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ERIC Number: ED453704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Pages: 8
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Using Ethnicity, SAT/ACT Scores, and High School GPA To Predict Retention and Graduation Rates.
Waugh, Gordon; Micceri, Ted; Takalkar, Pradnya
This study examined the relationship of first-time-in-college (FTIC) freshmen with race, high school grade point average (GPA), and Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and ACT Assessment scores. Data were obtained for 5 years of fall semester FTIC cohorts (n=8,573). The results show: (1) SAT and ACT scores were unrelated to re-enrollment/graduation rates; (2) re-enrollment/graduation rates were positively related to high school GPA; and (3) overall re-enrollment/graduation rates differed very little between races when high school GPA was controlled for. Among students with low high school GPAs, however, African Americans re-enrolled/graduates at a lower rate than other ethnic groups. Conversely, among students with high school GPAs, African Americans re-enrolled/graduated at a higher rate than other ethnic groups. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment