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Master of Science (MS)


Agricultural Systems Technology and Education


Weldon S. Sleight


The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility of allowing concurrent enrollment in the College of Agriculture to selected high schools in the state of Utah. "Introduction to Agricultural Plant Science" (Plant Science 100 ) was the course being tested. A purposive sampling technique was used to identify four vocational agriculture programs to participate. There were 86 high school students in the study and 38 college students who took the course on campus at Utah State University.

In this study, 47.7% of the high school students passed the course with a 70% average or above. Comparisons between high school and college student performance showed a marked difference in percentage points accumulated on exams and the final, with the college students performing more consistently.