This analysis suggests that there are aspects of students' high school records, beyond grades and test scores, that predict success in college. The way that these factors are combined affects the demographic representation of the admitted cohort; while none achieves demographic representation that mirrors California's population, the comprehensive review score and the leadership optimization formula come the closest. Except for the leadership formula, optimization formulas predict first-year college GPA better than the comprehensive review score does, suggesting that there may be a trade-off between prediction and representation in undergraduate admissions.Chapter 1 Prediction of College Outcomes for a Cohort of Berkeley Students Overview This study uses data from the 1999 UC Berkeley admissions process to identify pre- college student characteristics that contribute to subsequent success inanbsp;...
|Title||:||Reformulating Merit: Prediction and Representation in Undergraduate Admissions|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|