ERIC Number: EJ833270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 107
Predicting Performance in Art College: How Useful Are the Entry Portfolio and Other Variables in Explaining Variance in First Year Marks?
International Journal of Art & Design Education, v28 n1 p82-106 Feb 2009
This article examines if and to what extent a set of pre-enrolment variables and background characteristics predict first year performance in art college. The article comes from a four-year longitudinal study that followed a cohort of tertiary art entrants in Ireland from their time of entry in 2002 to their time of exit in 2006 (or before, for those who failed or dropped out). Using descriptive and inferential statistics, the article shows that portfolio score at entry and school leaving examination results predict performance in first year. The predictive validity of both measures, however, was not particularly strong. Combined, portfolio score at entry and school leaving examination only accounted for 15.5 per cent of variance in first year marks, leaving a large percentage of variance unexplained.
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), College Freshmen, Studio Art, Grades (Scholastic), Background, Student Characteristics, Longitudinal Studies, Exit Examinations, Predictor Variables, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland