ERIC Number: EJ647389
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
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Does High School Matter? An Analysis of Three Methods of Predicting First-Year Grades.
Pike, Gary R.; Saupe, Joseph L.
Research in Higher Education, v43 n2 p187-207 Apr 2002
Evaluated the usefulness of three approaches for predicting college grades: traditional regression models, high-school-effects models, and hierarchical linear models. Found that both the high-school-effects and the hierarchical linear models were more accurate predictors of freshman GPA than the traditional model, particularly for lower-ability students. Contrary to expectations, the hierarchical model was not more accurate than the high-school-effects model. (EV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Special issue titled "AIR Forum Issue." An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (Long Beach, CA, June 2001).