ERIC Number: ED196926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov-10
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison Study of the College Board Scholastic Aptitude Test Scores between Students in Indiana, the Midwestern Region, and the Nation. Includes Test Scores, High School Records, Socioeconomic Characteristics, and College Plans. Monograph 80-1.
Lisack, J. P.
Selected data from three of the latest summary reports of the College Board's Admissions Testing Program (ATP) are presented. They are: College Bound Seniors, 1980-National, Midwestern, and Indiana. Data including Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores, the Test of Standard Written English (TSWE) scores, and information from the Student Descriptive Questionnaire (SDQ) were compared to identify differences and similarities between the three populations. Highlights of relationships include: (1) the higher the proportion of students taking the SAT tests, the lower the SAT mean scores, the lower the self-reported high school mean grades, the lower the mean high school grade point average, and the lower the self-reported class rank; (2) in Indiana where the highest proportion of high school students took the SAT test, the annual parental (mean) contribution towards applicants' education was lowest, annual parental (mean) income and parental contribution toward education by applicants' SAT score averages were lowest, and a higher proportion indicated their planned degree level to be two years whereas a smaller proportion planned graduate study. (RL)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, College Bound Students, College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Analysis, Grade Point Average, High Schools, National Norms, Parent Financial Contribution, Socioeconomic Status, State Norms, Test Norms
Office of Manpower Studies, SCC-A, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN 47907 ($1.55 each)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Office of Manpower Studies.; Indiana Conference on Higher Education, Indianapolis.; Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Office of Manpower Studies.
Identifiers: Indiana; Scholastic Aptitude Test; Student Descriptive Questionnaire; Test of Standard Written English