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ERIC Number: EJ829428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0734-6670
Predicting Grades in College Courses: A Comparison of Multiple Regression and Percent Succeeding Approaches
Bridgeman, Brent; Pollack, Judith; Burton, Nancy
Journal of College Admission, n199 p19-25 Spr 2008
Two methods of showing the ability of high school grades (high school grade point averages) and SAT scores to predict cumulative grades in different types of college courses were evaluated in a sample of 26 colleges. Each college contributed data from three cohorts of entering freshmen, and each cohort was followed for at least four years. Colleges were separated into four levels by average SAT scores. Grade point averages (GPAs) for four categories of courses (English, science/math/engineering [S/M/E], social science, and education) were computed. Correlations of the combined predictors with course grades over four or more years, corrected for range restriction, ranged from 0.45 for education courses to 0.64 for S/M/E courses, and the SAT increment ranged from 0.03 in education courses to 0.08 in S/M/E courses. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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