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Relationship between admission grades and academic achievement


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. .
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M. M. Sulphey, Nasser Saad Al-Kahtani, Abdul Malik Syed. Relationship between admission grades and academic achievement. Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues, 2018, 5 (3), pp.648 - 658. ⟨10.9770/jesi.2018.5.3(17)⟩. ⟨hal-01829634⟩
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