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Students Enrolled in Biology Majors Pre-Requisite Courses: Effect of High School Academic Performance

1Martin University, Indianapolis, Indianapolis

2Texas State University San Marcos, Texas

American Journal of Educational Research. 2014, Vol. 2 No. 4, 183-188
DOI: 10.12691/education-2-4-1
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Mamta Singh, Sandra West. Students Enrolled in Biology Majors Pre-Requisite Courses: Effect of High School Academic Performance. American Journal of Educational Research. 2014; 2(4):183-188. doi: 10.12691/education-2-4-1.

Correspondence to: Mamta  Singh, Martin University, Indianapolis, Indianapolis. Email:


The purpose of this study was to enhance the ability of an institution to provide biology major students the best opportunity to succeed. Grades are universally measured variables. Regardless of different instructors teaching the same course in different sections, the final course grade is combined for all the sections representing one course. This study reflects the differences in students as they were successful in courses due to performance verse students who were not successful because of their low performance. The study used logistic regression analysis to assess students’ performance in biology major courses. The findings suggest that high school GPA and high school chemistry were the predictors of students’ success in entry-level biology courses.