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Shamsuddin, Shomon – Research in Higher Education, 2016
Many students enroll in less selective colleges than they are qualified to attend, despite low graduation rates at these institutions. Some scholars have argued that qualified students should enroll in the most selective colleges because they have greater resources to support student success. However, selective college attendance is endogenous, so…
Descriptors: Selective Admission, College Students, Bachelors Degrees, Probability
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Young, John W.; Fisler, Jennifer L. – Research in Higher Education, 2000
Analysis of scores of 69,284 high school seniors on the 1990 Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) found higher means for men than women. Use of adjusted means (rather than observed means) increased the difference between men and women on the verbal section and decreased the difference on the mathematics section. Adjusted means may provide more…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Demography, High School Seniors, High Schools
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Baird, Leonard L. – Research in Higher Education, 1984
The statistical and institutional influences on the prediction of first-year college grades were examined using data from College Board validity studies and the College Handbook. The criterion was the size of the multiple correlation between academic predictors and first-year college grades. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: College Students, Grades (Scholastic), Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics
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Keller, Dana; And Others – Research in Higher Education, 1994
Regressing adjusted grade point averages (GPAs) on freshman Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores and high school GPAs increases the SAT's predictive validity. However, these adjusted SATs change only a small proportion of admissions decisions, do not increase freshman grades, but do change freshman class composition in some majors and limit…
Descriptors: Black Students, College Admission, College Entrance Examinations, College Freshmen