Keywords: entrance examination, predictors of the academic success, Faculty of Psychology.
The present contribution aims to establish the psychometric proprieties and to evaluate
the predictive power of the University entrance examination to the faculty of psychology
at the academic year 2002-03. The students' academic performance was measured after
three years. The predictive power of the overall score to the test and the partial scores its
sections (4) and sub-sections (6) was measured. The results indicate that the overall score
and some partial scores are predictive of the university performance in qualitative terms
(means of the exams grade), but not in quantitative one (number of given exams). Some
abilities, evaluated by specific sections of the test, are particularly relevant in the building
of a positive curricular story.