TITLE

Report Finds Connecticut High School Test A Strong Predictor of College Success

AUTHOR(S)
Olson, Lynn
PUB. DATE
February 2006
SOURCE
Education Week;2/8/2006, Vol. 25 Issue 22, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study based on high school students' academic performance in Connecticut's state test. The study suggests that students performance in the test is a strong predictor of their future success in college. The study examined the relationship between seven measures of success and those students' CAPT scores and their scores on the SAT college-admissions exam. The analysis also found that of Connecticut high school students going on to college, more than half go out of state, including many of those who score the highest on the state exam.
ACCESSION #
19790140

 

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