ERIC Number: ED513410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep-9
Abstractor: As Provided
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The Thurgood Marshall School of Law Empirical Findings: A Report of the 2012 Friday Academy Attendance and Statistical Comparisons of 1L GPA (Predicted and Actual)
Kadhi, T.; Rudley, D.; Holley, D.; Krishna, K.; Ogolla, C.; Rene, E.; Green, T.
The following report of descriptive statistics addresses the attendance of the 2012 class and the average Actual and Predicted 1L Grade Point Averages (GPAs). Correlational and Inferential statistics are also run on the variables of Attendance (Y/N), Attendance Number of Times, Actual GPA, and Predictive GPA (Predictive GPA is defined as the Index Scores reported from the Law School Academic Council). Explicative summaries are written throughout this report. Procedures: Step 1) Student data was collected from the TMSL Registrar, Asst. Dean of Admissions, Academic Support, and Associate Deans, producing a collective database that contains pertinent student. That database is maintained by the Assessment Department. Step 2) The Program Coordinator was given instructions as per Executive Director to perform a statistical analysis of attendance of students targeted by the Friday Academy and their GPAs. Step 3) A statistical analysis was done using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS version 18) and all information is reported in its original format. Fundamentally, findings of this report/study may be used to address the following research question(s)? 1. What are the Attendance and GPA statistical characteristics of the students whom were targeted by the Friday Academy at TMSL for the class of 2012? 2. What are the relationships between Attendance in the Friday Academy at TMSL and their GPAs? 3. Is there a statistically significant difference between the targeted 2012 class students who attended and those who did not? 4. What is the relationship between Attendance of the Friday Academy at TMSL and their GPAs concerning students whom attended at least half the time vs. those who did not? Appended are: (1) Statistical details for Research Question 1; (2) Statistical details for Research Question 2; (3) Statistical details for Research Question 3; and (4) Statistical details for Research Question 4.
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Law Schools, Statistical Analysis, Databases, Academic Achievement, Student Characteristics, Statistical Surveys, School Statistics, Student Records, Attendance, Attendance Patterns, Average Daily Attendance, Correlation, Statistical Significance, Predictive Measurement, Comparative Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas