Faculty Advisor

Wilkes, John M.


Entry of Cognitive Styles data for 625 members of the class of 2003 provided the opportunity to do a psychometric study seeking proxy measures for the Differentiation and Remote Association measures. An attempt to predict academic outcomes was also undertaken. At the end of their freshman year, the grades of the class of 2003 were analyzed in terms of the results of personality and cognitive tests. There are ways to predict the relative academic performance to see if some types of learners fare better in the system as it stands than others. This report represents Part 1, the theory and methods section of the report. Part 2 on the Analysis and Conclusions is forthcoming from my partner, Tara Murphy.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies