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Am J Pharm Educ. 2006 Dec 15;70(6):128.

The predictive utility of nontraditional test scores for first-year pharmacy student academic performance.

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School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi, USA. bigbill@olemiss.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To determine the value of employing the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI), Defining Issues Test (DIT), and Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal (WGCTA) in predictive models for first-year pharmacy student academic performance.

METHODS:

Six years of pharmacy student admission and progression data were evaluated. Additional predictive validity offered by these variables over a model of prepharmacy grade point average and pharmacy college admission test (PCAT) score was examined.

RESULTS:

None of the 3 measures offered the ability to predict first-semester or first-year academic performance over and above GPA and PCAT.

CONCLUSIONS:

The LASSI, DIT, and WGCTA do not appear to assess abilities that are directly related to academic performance; however, these instruments may be useful in assessing other student attributes that are highly desirable for the practice of pharmacy.

PMID:
17332854
PMCID:
PMC1803690
DOI:
10.5688/aj7006128
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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