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LOPES, Cristiane B. et al. Identification of the factors associated with the approval of candidates from public and private schools, Vestibular-2004, UFMG. Educ. rev. [online]. 2007, n.46, pp. 167-194. ISSN 0102-4698. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-46982007000200006.
This paper aims to better understand the profile of the candidates for the UFMG entrance examination in 2004, coming from public and private schools. The objective is to identify which of the characteristics defined through a socioeconomic and cultural questionnaire answered by the candidates upon their application for the entrance examination may be associated with their approval at the University exams. It was found that the place where the candidates live and their knowledge of a foreign language are the variants more strongly related to the approval of the candidates of private schools and public schools, respectively. It was also found that, among the candidates who concluded high school at public schools that attained the highest chances of approval, there was a large percentage of candidates that attended high school in federal establishments.
Keywords : CART; socioeconomic factor; ROC curve.