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ERIC Number: EJ1194388
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2332-8584
Predicting Freshman Grade Point Average from College Admissions Test Scores and State High School Test Scores
Koretz, Daniel; Yu, Carol; Mbekeani, Preeya P.; Langi, Meredith; Dhaliwal, Tasmin; Braslow, David
AERA Open, v2 n4 Oct-Dec 2016
The current focus on assessing "college and career readiness" raises an empirical question: How do high school tests compare with college admissions tests in predicting performance in college? We explored this using data from the City University of New York and public colleges in Kentucky. These two systems differ in the choice of college admissions test, the stakes for students on the high school test, and demographics. We predicted freshman grade point average (FGPA) from high school GPA and both college admissions and high school tests in mathematics and English. In both systems, the choice of tests had only trivial effects on the aggregate prediction of FGPA. Adding either test to an equation that included the other had only trivial effects on prediction. Although the findings suggest that the choice of test might advantage or disadvantage different students, it had no substantial effect on the over- and underprediction of FGPA for students classified by race-ethnicity or poverty.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York); Kentucky
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A110420