Predictive Validity of Various Sets of HSC Courses in NSW, and of the ASAT, for Grade Point Average in Certain Faculties at the University of Newcastle

Year: 1992

Author: Manning, E J, Killen, L R, Taylor, A O

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

This study, albeit limited in scope, monitored certain aspects of the selection system by following a group of students beginning with their HSC or mature age entry test, and relating scores on the entry test and pass/fail results in First Year to university performance. The aims were to examine the predictive validity of the ASAT and the HSC TE Score, the effect of different high school systems, the effect on predictive validity of using HSC subjects closely related to course of entry as prerequisites, and the effect on university performance of varying the cut-off score for selection.