Title

Use of admissions criteria to predict performance of students in an entry-level master’s program on fieldwork placements and in academic courses

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2000

Publication Title

Occupational therapy in health care

Department

Education

Abstract

The relationships among clinical outcomes, academic success, and predictors used to screen applicants for entrance into a Master in Occupational Therapy Program (MOT) were examined. The dependent variables were grade point average in occupational therapy courses (OT-GPA), client therapy outcomes at the clinic, and ratings of MOT students by Level II Fieldwork supervisors. Predictor variables included undergraduate GPA, scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and an essay. Both undergraduate GPA and scores on the GRE were found to predict OT-GPA. The analytical section of the GRE was also positively correlated with fieldwork supervisors' ratings of students.

ISSN

0738-0577