Date of Award:

1-1-1967

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Advisor/Chair:

Arden N. Frandsen

Abstract

Academic achievement at Utah State University was predicted for a sample of students from Cache County, Utah, high schools. Predictor variables were grade point averages for grades ten-twelve and the ten scores of the Iowa Tests of Educational Development.

Criteria included grade point ave rages after one quarter of college and after each college year. Simple correlation coefficients between high school and col l ege grades ranged from .655 to .706, with a median of .676 and a mean of .677, Simple correlation coefficients between s cores on the Iowa Tests of Educational Development and college grades r ange d f rom .366 to ,566, with a median of ,476 and a mean of .472 . Multiple correlation coefficients between predictor and criteria ranged from .403 to ,792, with a median of .641 and a mean of .557.

Multiple regression equations were also developed for predieting grades for twenty-five university general education courses.