A trial studying approach to predict college achievement

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We argue that using trial studying is a reliable and valid way to select students for higher education. This method is based on a work sample approach often used in personnel selection contexts. We discuss that this method has predictive validity for study success, has high acceptance by stakeholders, and measures self-regulation in a high-stakes testing context that cannot be measured through self-report questionnaires. We suggest further research to implement this method to select students.
Original languageEnglish
Article number887
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
Publication statusPublished - 30-Jun-2015


  • selection in higher education, work sample, achievement testing, college achievement, selection

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