Multiple measurements predict college success

September 24, 2018

A new report from an American research centre has found that course-level placement and completion rates improve if colleges use multiple measurements in their admissions processes. The study examined measurements such as high school grade point average, performance on state exams, and/or high school class rank. Inside Higher Ed also notes that the research identified impacts related to gender and racial equity. “We’ve got enough evidence now for people to move in the direction of using multiple measurements,” said Elisabeth Barnett, a co-author of the report. “One thing becoming clearer is that high school GPA is an especially good measurement.” Inside Higher Ed