Date of Award
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Dr. Jose R. Hinojosa
Dr. John R. Milford
Dr. Espiridion "Al" Borrego
The study will use scores on TASP, and ACT as predictors of first year college success. First year college success will be measured by first-year year college grade point average and number of class hours dropped. We expect to find a high correlation between standardized test scores and college success. In order to continue yearly state test administration efforts, data needs to be found supporting that these efforts are sufficient. If this evidence is not present, then state mandated achievement testing needs to be reconsidered for use as a requirement for receipt of a high school diploma, school accountability, and as a measurement for future student success. The research will be accomplished through use of research questions and research statements.
University of Texas-Pan American