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Title: The Leaving Certificate and first year university performance
Author: Moran, M. A.
Crowley, M. J.
Keywords: Second Level education, Ireland
Leaving Certificate
University performance
Third Level education, Ireland
Issue Date: 1979
Publisher: Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Citation: Moran, M. A. and Crowley, M. J. 'The Leaving Certificate and first year university performance'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XXIV, Part I, 1978/1979, pp231-266
Series/Report no.: Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Vol. XXIV, Part I, 1978/1979
Abstract: The manner in which students are admitted for third level education and in particular the points system have become matters of increasing public controversy in recent years. While the subject is understandably emotive, a sad feature of many of the arguments presented to date has been the very limited factual support. Our purpose in this paper is threefold: firstly to introduce some research which has and is being carried out at University College Cork on the effectiveness of performance in the Leaving Certificate examination and in such alternatives as scholastic aptitude and personality tests, as measures of subsequent university performance; secondly, to suggest some statistical methodology for the analysis of data in this area; and thirdly to offer some personal comments on aspects of the overall problem in an effort to establish a fair and hopefully constructive viewpoint and to redress some misconceptions.
Description: Read before the Society, 24 May 1979
ISSN: 00814776
Appears in Collections:Archive JSSISI: 1847- Complete Collection
JSSISI: 1978 to 1983, Vol. XXIV, Sessions 132nd to 136th

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