publication . Other literature type . Article . 2019

Introductory Physics in Engineering Pathways: Discrimination of Performance Tiers and Prediction of Success

Maher M. Alarfaj; Charles Secolsky; Fahad S. Alshaya; Mariia Mazorchuk;
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  • Published: 03 Nov 2019
  • Publisher: Zenodo
Abstract
<strong>This study sheds light on the prediction of success using cutoff scores for student grades adopted for two required Physics pathway courses (Phys. 103, and Phys. 104) for study in an engineering professions program at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia. Data on course grade and GPA for students enrolled in these two courses between 2008–2014, were analyzed. Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curve analysis was used to determine cutoffs for course grades using ranges of GPA. This procedure has promise as a new method for quantitatively arriving at cutoff scores using an external criterion requiring less human judgment than most existing standard se...
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Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Prediction of success, cutoffs, Engineering pathways
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2019

Introductory Physics in Engineering Pathways: Discrimination of Performance Tiers and Prediction of Success

Maher M. Alarfaj; Charles Secolsky; Fahad S. Alshaya; Mariia Mazorchuk;