First Advisor

Jack C. Finley

Date of Publication


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Welfare (MSW)


Social Work




Portland State University. School of Social Work, Schools of social work -- Oregon -- Portland -- Admission, Schools of social work -- Admission, Oregon -- Portland



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51 Pages


The purpose of this research practicum is to determine the predictability of an admissions rating instrument and the effectiveness of the admission process in assessing potential of individuals seeking admission to the School of Social Work, Portland State University, Fall Term, 1972. The study is based on the hypothesis that the instrument in question is an accurate predictor of student performance at the graduate level. Research was completed through a survey of the literature and an examination of the correlation between student ratings at admission and ratings of actual performances. The method of data collection was to request class and field instructors to rate student performance on the identical instrument utilized by the school admissions panel. Parallels were then drawn to determine to what extent members of the admissions panel were able to pre-judge student success according to the graduate standards delineated by the instrument.


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A practicum submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Social Work, Portland State University.

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