United States Military Academy, West Point
West Point, New York

Miami University
Oxford, Ohio

Strategies to Correlate Admission Criteria to Performance in STEM Coursework for Non-Science Majors

STEM classrooms challenge students to make conceptual applications across disciplines. The question is, can we predict STEM performance before they enter the classroom? We assessed standardized exam and individual predictors (i.e., demographics, athletics, etc.) along with the likelihood of graduation using the consolidated college entrance examination rank (CEER). Our data supports a conclusion that composite predictors are useful to identify students who may benefit from additional interventions to ensure successful progress towards graduation.

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