Journal: Applied Measurement in Education Author: Jeff Allen, Steven B. Robbins, and Richard Sawyer Publication Date: Jan 2010 Volume Number: 23 Issue: 1 Page Numbers: 1-22
Description: In this paper, the authors summarize the evidence on psychosocial factors, which contribute incrementally to the prediction of college outcomes. They then discuss how this translates into the identification of at-risk students and improvements in their academic success and persistence. They also discuss the fact that the value of measuring psychosocial factors hinges on the effectiveness of institutional support for such students. This work generalizes well to health professions education.

SUBMITTED BY: John Norcini
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