The Academic Performance of Kuwait University Students Graduating from Different High SchoolEducational Systems: A Follow-up and Comparative Study / Ghada Khalid Eid
The aims of the present study were: I, to evaluate the secondary education outputs. 2, to compare the academic performance ofthe students of both genders in Kuwait University who graduated from the following six different high school educational systems: creditsystem, two-semester system. Islamic education system, private Arabic language schools, British schools system, and the American schoolssystem. 3, to follow-up of the high school system’s outputs during university education in Kuwait University in an attempt to highlight theweaknesses and lortes in these types of schooling systems. and 4} to investigate the potentiality of prediction of the high school GPA, theequivalent high school GPA. the Aptitude test scores, the gender, and nationality as to predict the university GPA. The descriptivecorrelational method was used as an appropriate research method for the current study. The sample of the study comprised of all the studentsenrolled in. graduated. or suspended from Kuwait University and those in three successive years: ”PH. 2000, and 2om. The sample size was8,740 students of both genders. It was found that the private Arabic language schools educational system was the best schooling system forgeneral secondary school students as contrasted with the other systems as predicted from and implied in the university performance levels ofthe students in Kuwait University as assessed in the GPA. On the other side.students who studied in their high schools according to thecredit system were the least in order as to their academic achievement The high school GPA is the best predictor of the GPA in universitywhatever the high school educational system was. and whether the students were in science or literature specialties, where the equivalentscore is the best predictor for science students.