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ERIC Number: EJ837774
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
The Predictive Validity of the University Student Selection Examination
Karakaya, Ismail; Tavsancil, Ezel
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v8 n3 p1011-1019 Sep 2008
The main purpose of this study is to investigate the predictive validity of the 2003 University Student Selection Examination (OSS). For this purpose, freshman grade point average (FGPA) in higher education was predicted by raw scores, standard scores, and placement scores (YEP). This study has been conducted on a research group. In this study, six programs--which accept students by verbal, numerical and equal weighted scores--were selected. These programs are agricultural engineering, civil engineering, law, business administration, social studies education, Turkish Language and Literature. The study was conducted with 2103 students from these programs. Data related with dependent variables used in this study has been gathered from universities' student affairs information centers. Data related with independent variables has been received from the Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM). Stepwise regression analysis was used in order to analyze the data. It was found that the significant predictors of students' FGPA is YEP which is used for the placement of agricultural engineering, civil engineering, and social studies education program students, Y-OSS SAY scores which is not used for the placement of business administration program students and three YEP's (Y-OSS SOZ, Y-OSS SAY, Y-OSS EA) which is used for the placement of law program students. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey