Accession Number : AD0709794

Title :   PREDICTION OF SECOND-YEAR GRADE-POINT AVERAGES AT THE U. S. NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE PRINCETON N J

Personal Author(s) : Mollenkopf,William G.

Report Date : JUL 1950

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : In July 1948 twenty aptitude and achievement tests were given to members of the incoming class at the Naval Postgraduate School. These tests, previously validated against the criterion of first-year quality-point ratios, were correlated in 1950 with grade data for the first two terms of the second year at the School. Scores on all the tests previously observed to have high effectiveness for predicting first-year academic performance were found to be significantly related to second-year grades. Using a technique developed by Horst, an estimate was obtained for the value of a multiple correlation between tests and criterion. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*APTITUDE TESTS, *NAVAL TRAINING), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, TIME, MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS, ENGINEERING, READING, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, PATTERN RECOGNITION, TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), STATISTICAL PROCESSES

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE