ERIC Number: ED214984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Measurement Error and SAT Score Change.
Alderman, Donald L.
This study applies a procedure which yields estimates of true score change on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) adjusted for regression effects and student self-selection. It is shown that student self-selection in deciding to repeat an admissions test probably involves factors in addition to the measurement error attributable to variations in aspects of test specifications and to variations in responses of test candidates across forms, and that estimated true score change remains nearly constant across initial score levels in contrast to the negative slope of observed score change across initial score levels. (Author)
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Error of Measurement, Regression (Statistics), Scores, Secondary Education, Testing Problems
College Board Publication Orders, Box 2815, Princeton, NJ 08541 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: Change Scores; Scholastic Aptitude Test; Test Repeaters
Note: Small print throughout.