ERIC Number: EJ648046
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
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Predicting Students at Risk in General Chemistry Using Pre-semester Assessments and Demographic Information.
Wagner, Eugene P.; Sasser, Howell; DiBiase, Warren J.
Journal of Chemical Education, v79 n6 p749-55 Jun 2002
Develops a sensitive and specific pre-semester assessment for students enrolled in general chemistry for science majors that would identify students at risk for failing the course. The student pre-semester assessment (SPSA) predicted 40.8% of the students who went on to fail first-semester general chemistry. It was a better predictor of at-risk students than the Toledo exam (27.7%), SAT (16.8%), or predicted grade point index (PGI) (29.4%). (Author/MM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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