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ERIC Number: EJ829036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0021-3667
A Comparison of an Introductory Course to SAT/ACT Scores in Predicting Student Performance
Marsh, Crystale M.; Vandehey, Michael A.; Diekhoff, George M.
Journal of General Education, v57 n4 p244-255 2008
We assessed students in General Psychology classes and examined their SAT/ACT scores, GPAs, and attempted and earned hours. Exams in General Psychology were superior to the SAT/ACT in predicting GPA, supporting the use of an introductory course as a "gateway" for identifying at-risk students and engaging them in academic services. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; SAT (College Admission Test)