Predicting Academic Performance in Medical Technology: A University-Based Program in Retrospect

Am J Med Technol. 1981 May;47(5):314-9.


In a study of the relative contribution of two achievement measures and five aptitude measures in determining three measures of academic performance, an achievement measure in combination with an aptitude measure provided the most efficient explanations. Stepwise multiple regressions were performed on data from 112 medical technology graduates to determine that science grade point average (GPA) and Nelson-Denny Combination sub-score significantly predicted professional GPA. Additionally, science GPA and the Otis Test score explained the variations in both certification examination performance and comprehensive examination performance.

MeSH terms

  • Achievement
  • Aptitude Tests
  • Educational Measurement*
  • Humans
  • Medical Laboratory Science / education*
  • Universities