Event Title

Predicting Grades of IMSA Students and Degree Completion Based on Past GPA and Standardized Test Scores With Respect to the Type of School the Students Attended Before IMSA

Session Number

O03

Advisor(s)

Don Porizo, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Location

B-116

Start Date

28-4-2016 8:25 AM

End Date

28-4-2016 8:50 AM

Disciplines

Mathematics

Abstract

Extensive research has been done to find the relationship between high school and college success. The current research is bringing this down one level by comparing a students’ success at their past school to their success at IMSA by comparing a student’s entering GPA and standardized test scores to their GPA at IMSA and their test scores after attending IMSA. Data will be collected from IMSA’s Institutional Research Department that will include the type of school a student attended before entering IMSA, their GPA from their past school, and their SAT scores that were submitted for their IMSA application. Data from these students’ GPA at IMSA and their ACT or SAT scores they used in their college application process will be collected as well. The data will then be analyzed to find if students from different schools perform differently during their time at IMSA. This will be done through descriptive, exploratory, inferential, and predictive analyses. The results will be presented at IMSAloquium. This data is significant because it will allow IMSA community members to predict which students will be most successful during their time at IMSA based on what school they are currently attending.


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Predicting Grades of IMSA Students and Degree Completion Based on Past GPA and Standardized Test Scores With Respect to the Type of School the Students Attended Before IMSA

B-116

Extensive research has been done to find the relationship between high school and college success. The current research is bringing this down one level by comparing a students’ success at their past school to their success at IMSA by comparing a student’s entering GPA and standardized test scores to their GPA at IMSA and their test scores after attending IMSA. Data will be collected from IMSA’s Institutional Research Department that will include the type of school a student attended before entering IMSA, their GPA from their past school, and their SAT scores that were submitted for their IMSA application. Data from these students’ GPA at IMSA and their ACT or SAT scores they used in their college application process will be collected as well. The data will then be analyzed to find if students from different schools perform differently during their time at IMSA. This will be done through descriptive, exploratory, inferential, and predictive analyses. The results will be presented at IMSAloquium. This data is significant because it will allow IMSA community members to predict which students will be most successful during their time at IMSA based on what school they are currently attending.