Exploring the Relationships Between High School Course Enrollment, Achievement, and First-Semester College GPA

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dr.. Camille Goins, Assistant Professor/ FAEL Project Director (Creator)
Dr. Jeffrey M. Warren, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library

Abstract: "This study explored the impact of Advanced Placement and honors course enrollment and high school grade point average (GPA) on first-semester college GPA. Data were collected from 131 college freshmen enrolled at a minority-serving institution who graduated from a public school during the previous academic year. A four-step hierarchical multiple regression analysis indicated that family structure, college status, enrollment in one or more Advanced Placement courses, and enrollment in five or more honors courses accounted for a significant amount of variance explained in first-semester college GPA, both individually and in combination. High school GPA intervened in these variables relationships with first semester college GPA accounting for a significant amount of variance. Based on these findings, opportunities for future research and implications for K–12 schools and colleges are provided."

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Language: English
Date: 2019
AP courses, honors courses, high school GPA, college GPA, family structure

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