Accession Number:

ADA416524

Title:

The Prediction of College Student Academic Performance and Persistence: The School to College Transition

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-05-10

Pagination or Media Count:

230.0

Abstract:

This dissertation addresses the prediction of college student academic performance and persistence of Jefferson County Public School graduates at the University of Louisville. Using multiple regression and discriminant analysis, the research design assesses the predictive potential of six Commonwealth Accountability Testing System CATS scores and five college preparation variables beyond the predictive contribution of control variables established by the literature. The control variables are high school GPA, ACT score, race, sex, and socioeconomic status. The criterion variables are first semester college GPA, first year college GPA, and persistence to the sophomore year. High school GPA and socioeconomic status were statistically significant contributors to each prediction equation. CATS scores accounted for a significant proportion of variance in first year college GPA with control variables already in the equation.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE