Correlation of the GPA and SAT Data
this activity, you will be performing a correlation
analysis on the GPA and SAT
data collected by Dartmouth College on 1000 students around the
country. The data consists of a High School GPA, College
GPA, and SAT score for each student. As is commonly
perceived, the SAT scores should be an indicator of GPA
performance; similarly, a high school GPA should
correlate with a comparable college GPA. A multiple
sample correlation will reveal any possible relationship
between any of the data sets. A scatter
plot would be
a useful additive to the correlation in visualizing the
1.What are the correlation coefficients between each of the groups?
Original work on this document was done by Central Virginia Governor's School student Christian Neeley (Class of '98).
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