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Received: 2017-11-16  |  Accepted: 2018-02-20  |  Published: 2018-03-30

Title

Relationship between admission grades and academic achievement


Abstract

The predictive validity of standardized eligibility test for college admissions is a matter of debate and controversy. Standardized admission test came into vogue in the later part of the previous century. It gained traction due to various reasons. The main reason for this is the heterogeneity of high school GPA and the inherent drawbacks of teacher made tests. Often teacher-made tests fail to follow the basic rules of test construction, and are hence considered to be of poor quality. Standardized admission tests came to be widely accepted due to its presumed scientific predictive validity. Though number of studies has examined the predictive validity of standardized admission tests with respect to various health courses, there is a gap in literature with respect to business students. This study examined the relationship between the admission grades (high school GPA and GAT) of Saudi college students and their academic achievement. The result of the study points towards a strong relationship between the two variables.


Keywords

admission grades, Standardized admission test, academic achievement


JEL classifications

A20 , A29


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jesi/article/173


DOI


HAL


Pages

648-658


Funding

This project was supported by the Deanship of Scientific Research at Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia under the research project #2017/02/8035

This is an open access issue and all published articles are licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Authors

Sulphey, M. M.
Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia https://psau.edu.sa
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Al-Kahtani, Nasser Saad
Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia https://psau.edu.sa
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Syed, Abdul Malik
Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia https://psau.edu.sa
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Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues

Volume

5


Number

3


Issue date

March 2018


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

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