ERIC Number: ED253156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
National College-Bound Seniors, 1984.
College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY. Admissions Testing Program.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
A summary report on the backgrounds of the 1984 class of high school graduates is provided with comparisons by sex, based on findings of the College Board's Admissions Testing Program and the Student Descriptive Questionnaire. Narrative and statistical information covers students' educational and family backgrounds, with attention to: ethnic background and annual parental income by ethnic group; scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), Test of Standard Written English, and SAT Achievement Tests; type of high school; self-reported grades in high school by subject, and self-reported class rank by SAT average; number of years of study by subject; estimated high school grade point average; extracurricular activities in high school and plans for college; plans to ask college for special assistance, by areas of need and ethnic group; plans for advanced degrees; intended areas of study in college; advanced placement plans by honors course participation; housing preferences during college study; and estimated parental contribution toward applicant's education by SAT average. It was found that the average SAT verbal score rose one point from the previous year to 426, and the average mathematics score rose three points to 471. (SW)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Aptitude Tests, College Bound Students, College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Analysis, Educational Background, Ethnic Groups, Family Characteristics, High School Seniors, Higher Education, Minority Groups, National Surveys, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Student Characteristics, White Students
College Board, 888 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10106 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY. Admissions Testing Program.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test); Test of Standard Written English