ERIC Number: EJ1080325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Tertiary Entrance Scores: Can We Do Better?
Birch, Elisa Rose; Miller, Paul W.
Education Research and Perspectives, v34 n2 p1-23 2007
The main measure for predicting students' success at university is their score on the tertiary entrance examinations. In Western Australia this gives equal weight to students' marks in either four or five subjects. Alternative weighting schemes for predicting the academic success of students at the University if Western Australia are considered. While the alternatives examined have better predictive capability than the Tertiary Entrance Score in many instances, the advantages in this regard are minor, and do not seem to match the disadvantages that the alternatives entail.
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Scores, Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Success, Correlation, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia