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Correlates of Academic Performance of Community College Students in Career or Transfer Programs: A Pilot Study

Davis, Junius A.; Linn, Robert L.
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ETS Research Bulletin
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College Board, Academic Achievement, Community Colleges, Educational Objectives, Majors (Students), Predictive Measurement, Two Year College Students


This study was undertaken (1) to investigate the utility of a number of promising experimental measures for predicting the performance and persistence of community college students, and (2) to explore the goals and criteria for success within the various college programs. The major emphasis was on the career-oriented two-year programs. Within the career programs, the Scholastic Aptitude Test and high school records had validities almost as good as they are at many four-year colleges. Several of the experimental measures showed promising validities within the career programs and/or distinctive patterns of means among the several program groups.

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