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Examining the Importance of Entrance Screening in Reducing False Positive Students and Predicting Readiness [ALRJournal]
ALRJournal. 2021; 5(8): 54-58 | DOI: 10.14744/alrj.2021.55822

Examining the Importance of Entrance Screening in Reducing False Positive Students and Predicting Readiness

Ahmad Alsagoafi
King Faisal University

Entrance screening is of paramount importance in predicting the readiness of university students. Nonetheless, little research has focused on the relationship between Saudi students' High School Grade Point Average (HSGPA), General Aptitude Test (GAT), Standard Achievement Admission Test (SAAT) and English Language Placement Test (ELPT) scores and their performance through their Grade Point Average (GPA). As such, this quantitative study sought to examine this relationship. The sample of this study consisted of 1131 male and female students. Of those 1131, only 336 students were purposively included in the study. The results showed that HSGPA was the strongest predictor of success at the university, followed by ELPT scores, while GAT & SAAT scores were far less significant. In addition, the findings illustrated that there was a very small significant difference in academic performance between the students who sat for the ELPT and those who did not. Therefore, receiving institutions may wish to prioritize HSGPA marks. They also need to accept only those students who have satisfied the average cutoff scores in any of the aforementioned criteria of success in order to reduce the number of students who may not be able to survive in the DEL to the absolute minimum.

Keywords: high school GPA, placement testing, entrance screening, false positives, Saudi Arabia

Ahmad Alsagoafi. Examining the Importance of Entrance Screening in Reducing False Positive Students and Predicting Readiness. ALRJournal. 2021; 5(8): 54-58

Corresponding Author: Ahmad Alsagoafi, Saudi Arabia
Manuscript Language: English
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