An analysis of academic proficiency of the 1965-66 beginning freshman class, School of Business, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas

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1968

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This study was designed to investigate the relationships among four factors: (a) American College Test (ACT) battery scores, (b) Nelson-Denny Reading Test scores, (c) Otis Quick Scoring Mental Ability Test-Gamma I. Q. scores, and (d) first-semester quality-point averages, of the 175 beginning freshman students, fall semester 1965-66, School of Business, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas, in order to evaluate the power of the three tests in predicting quality-point averages. Relationships among the four factors were investigated for the group as a whole and for the group when subdivided by (a) sex, (b) major area of study, and (c) upper and lower intelligence level. Academic proficiency, based upon quality-point average, fall semester, 1965, was compared to the performance of the 175 students, (a) as a group, (b) by sex, (c) by major area of study, and (d) lower and upper intelligence level, on (1) American College Test (ACT), (2) Nelson-Denny Reading Test, and (3) Otis Quick Scoring Mental Ability Test-Gamma. [...]

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