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Prediction of Fourth Class Year Grades at the Military Academy from Scores on Entrance Examinations Classes of 1952 and 1951

Educational Testing Service
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ETS Research Bulletin
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College Entrance Examinations, Grade Prediction, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N. Y.


The studies reported here have been made for two purposes: 1) to supply information to aid in the interpretation of scores on the West Point Entrance Examinations, and 2) to check on the appropriateness of the tests for the selection of cadets. Separate studies were made for the Class of 1951 and the Class of 1952. In the case of the Class of 1951 the year end average grades were used while first term grades were used for the Class of 1952. Only the analyses for cadets who took the tests in March of 1947 or 1948 have been included in this report. The cadets' rank in secondary school class has been included as a predictor variable together with the tests. Reported are: 1) intercorrelation of course grades at the Academy, intercorrelation of predictors (test scores and rank in class), correlations of test scores with grades, and multiple correlations (including rank in class score). Use of the West Point Aptitude Test for placement in mathematics sections, the probability (judging from English and math entrance exam scores) of passing courses in mathematics and English, and a comparison of test scores for cadets separated from the Academy with cadets not separated from the Academy are all briefly discussed. (JGL)

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