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Predicting Grades in Different Types of College Courses SAT GPA

Author(s):
Bridgeman, Brent; Pollack, Judith M.; Burton, Nancy W.
Publication Year:
2008
Report Number:
RR-08-06, CBR-2008-1
Source:
ETS Research Report
Document Type:
Report
Page Count:
27
Subject/Key Words:
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), College Board, College Admissions, Grade Point Average (GPA), Correlation, Grade Predictor

Abstract

Because these seemingly small numbers are frequently misinterpreted, an additional analysis showed how the percentage of students succeeding at a high level (cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher) increases as SAT scores increase for students with a high school GPA of 3.7 or higher in colleges where the mean combined SAT score is below 1200, only 2 percent of the students at the lowest SAT level (800 or lower combined score) were highly successful in social science courses. At the highest SAT level, (1410-1600), 77 percent were highly successful.

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