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ERIC Number: ED504375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-3
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Linking Student Precollege Characteristics to College Development Outcomes: The Search for a Meaningful Way to Inform Institutional Practice and Policy. IR Applications. Volume 7
Luo, Jiali; Jamieson-Drake, David
Association for Institutional Research (NJ1)
Using a typological schema derived from freshman survey data and other empirical measures, this study examines the link between students' traits upon entry to college and their college academic performance and skill development in various areas as measured at the exit point. The findings indicate the typological schema is predictive of student outcomes in terms of self-reported gains and future plans, validating the definitions of student types to a significant extent. Also, the findings help institutional leaders reflect upon questions of alignment between institutional mission focus on the one hand and student interests and aptitudes on the other: How well do various aspects of our programs meet the distinctive needs of diverse students? Whom do we serve well, and whom less well, and in what ways? (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Institutional Research
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A