Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Spring 1971

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Byron L. DeShaw

Second Committee Member

Ronald M. Frye

Third Committee Member

Owen J. Shadle


The purpose of this study is to determine how a student's Washington Pre-College test results and his high school grade point average can best be used in deciding which people have the greatest chance to succeed in the Big Bend Community College flight aviation program. For the past four years of the aviation program it has been necessary to choose approximately seventy students for the program from as many as two hundred applicants. The counseling staff of the college in cooperation with the flight aviation department has used the high school grade point average as a primary tool in order to determine the applicants who are allowed to enroll in the program. This study is designed to make use of information available from the Washington Pre-College test and better use of the high school grade point average for the selection of aviation students.