Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Public Administration (MPA)


Public Administration

First Advisor

Dr. Jose R. Hinojosa

Second Advisor

Dr. John R. Milford

Third Advisor

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.


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Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American