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Dissertation - NSU Access Only

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Doctor of Education


Center for the Advancement of Education


The number of applicants for the Electronic Data Processing program far exceeds the number for possible admission. Admission procedures must be established to select those applicants who are most likely to succeed academically and to persist to graduation. The faculty and administration at Fayetteville Technical Institute believe that the current admission policies are not adequate to screen those students with the least likelihood of success. The purpose of this study was to determine if a relationship exists between the grade point averages (G.P.A) of those students enrolled at Fayetteville Technical Institute in the Electronic Data Processing program (EDP) who were required to take the admission placement test battery and those who were not required to take the test. A sample of students from each group who completed the fall quarter, 1982 in the Electronic Data Processing program was compared using a t-test for independent samples to determine if a significant difference existed between the two samples. The results of the t-test at the .05 level of significance indicated there was no significant difference between the grade point averages of the two groups and the null hypothesis was not rejected. It was recommended that counselors and admissions personnel continue to use admission test results or prior academic performance as tools for approving students into the Electronic Data Processing program. Current admission policies should remain unchanged.

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