School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Amanda J Rockinson-Szapkiw
Ability, College, High School, Performance, Sex
Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Educational Methods | Higher Education | Other Education
Wadsworth, Todd, "The Creation and Examination of an Index of High School Grade Point Average and SAT Score to Predict College Performance" (2016). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1322.
A variable derived from commonly available performance metrics was created. The derived variable was an index created from the quotient of each student's high school cumulative grade point average and SAT composite test score. Its predictive validity for college performance of both first-semester males and females was examined. The data used in the study was archival and obtained from a college freshmen cohort of 544 students. The analysis was carried out by conducting three separate bivariate correlation analyses. Descriptive statistics of the index were also reported, both as a whole and disaggregated by sex. The descriptive statistics included means, variances, and graphical views. The importance of this study was to provide a different quantitative perspective on performance and to examine whether and how much that different measure predicts performance.