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ERIC Number: ED535884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 155
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2670-2886-0
Going beyond Traditional Examinations of the Relationship between High School Grades and College Performance
Kiger, Thomas Burke
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Minnesota
The overarching goal of this thesis is to conduct a more detailed examination of HSGPA as a predictor of college performance. Specifically, following a review of the pertinent literature, three issues were considered. First, variability in the predictive power of HSGPA across institution was assessed including the extent to which college/university characteristics can predict such variability. Results indicated that institutional characteristics can help explain variability in the relationship between HSGPA and FGPA. Such information can result in better estimates of validity at specific institutions. Second, the degree to which HSGPA displays non-linearity in the prediction of college grades across its range was examined. Predictive strength was found to decline for HSGPAs above 4.0. Finally, the impact of socioeconomic status on the predictive power of HSGPA was assessed. SES had little impact for all but the lowest levels of HSGPA. A weaker relationship between HSGPA and FGPA emerged for students who were both low in SES and HSGPA when compared to their higher SES counterparts. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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