ERIC Number: ED511343
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr-22
Abstractor: As Provided
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The Thurgood Marshall School of Law Empirical Findings: A Report of Differences of Texas Bar Passing Percentages of Students Receiving the TMSL Scholarship during the Years 2005-2009 versus Those Not Receiving the TMSL Scholarship
Kadhi, T.; Holley, D.; Garrison, P.; Green, T.
The following report of descriptive/inferential statistics describes the population of students receiving the Thurgood Marshall School of Law (TMSL) scholarship versus those who do not and their relationship with student Bar Passing rate and GPA. The timeline observed are the calendar years of 2005-2009. Data collection and analysis for this report was as follows: Step 1) Student data on the Bar Examination was entered into the University Database by the TMSL Registrar and a query was ran from BANNER giving Name, PASS/FAIL information, and date each student took the Bar from 2005-2009. Step 2) A separate spreadsheet was created containing only pertinent information for the Five Year Study (Scholarship Received, Semester/Year). Step 3) Students were labeled in the spreadsheet created (referred in step 2) according to the year and semester they graduated and then either a P -- Passing score on the Bar Examination (675 and above), F -- Failing the Bar Examination (674 and below), and U -- Unknown status of student Bar Examination Outcome (may not have taken, out of state non reporting, etc.) Step 4) the spreadsheet was given to the Asst. Dean of Academic Affairs and information concerning students receiving the TMSL scholarship were given (Y/N). Step 5) the spreadsheet was given back to the Evaluator and a statistical analysis was done using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS version 17) and all data was reported in its original format. Furthermore, short summaries are given after each data table.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Bar Examinations