Student performance in an introductory agricultural finance class was analyzed via a pre-test, post-test, and additional student information collected from 2018-2021. Regression analysis indicated that several common measures of academic performance and aptitude were linked to post-test scores. As is consistent with the literature, post-test score was positively related to pre-test score and grade point average and, for males, to college-entry standardized test score. Somewhat surprisingly, students that had previously taken an agricultural management class and students interested in an agricultural lending career performed worse than other students. First generation college students performed better on the post-test although this was largely tempered for male first generation students.

Keywords: assessment, agriculture, finance, performance