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Heery, Loretta L.

Works: 2 works in 4 publications in 1 language and 8 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Loretta L Heery
A data analysis of student academic performance in the master of science in urban life degree program, 1969-1978 by James E Prather( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected academic and personal characteristics of the Georgia State University Master of Science Degree graduate students in the College of Urban Life were examined. The sample of 759 students active during the period of 1969-78 were studied in terms of: demographic characteristics, undergraduate environment and performance, the environment at Georgia State University, and the students' academic performance in the master's program. It was found that each year's entering class has had an increased proportion of females, a slight downward trend in Graduate Record Examination (gre) scores, higher undergraduate grade point averages (gpa) as a group, and lower graduate GPAs in general. Performance in core curriculum courses indicated a strong, consistent positive relationship between gre scores and course final grades. An analysis of minority students' course grades and gre scores also indicated a positive relationship between grades and scores. Additionally, it appeared that students' aptitude level as measured by gre scores was often associated with their choice of course instructor. Graphical representations of the findings are included. (Sw)
Exploratory statistical analysis of the core exam for masters of science in the urban life degree program by James E Prather( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between performance on a core exam and various academic and background indicators among Georgia State University Master of Science in Urban Life graduate students was studied. Performance on the core examination was studied during 1971-79 to determine: (1) the relationship between core exam performance and core course graduates; (2) whether core exam scores can indicate scholastic potential; (3) differences by race and sex on core exam scores; and (4) whether core exam outcomes can be accurately predicted and used to advise prospective examinees. The statistics core exam section was found to be the section with the highest failure rate and was also the best indicator of final score outcomes. The history core exam was the second best predictor of performance. Graduate Record Examination scores were generally the best predictor of core exam section scores, followed by grades in core courses. There was trend indicating that the longer one was in the program before taking the core exam, the lower the section and final scores. Over time, the section failure rates have been both widely divergent, and also convergent. It is concluded that the core exam reasonably reflects the scholastic abilities of the Master of Science in Urban Life graduate students. References are included, as are graphical representations of the findings. (Sw)
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