ERIC Number: ED261093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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The Predictive Validity of Scholastic Aptitude Test Scores For Minority College Students.
Hand, Carol A.; Prather, James E.
This paper investigated the predictive validity of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) for members of different gender and minority status groups. The following data were obtainted on 45,067 undergraduates enrolled in 31 different institutions in a state college system: SAT Verbal (SAT-V) and SAT Mathematics (SAT-M) scores; high school average (HSA); cumulative credit hours carried and cumulative credit hours earned; and cumulative grade point average. Regression equations of GPA with SAT scores, HSA, and indicators of college experience were calculated by institution for all students and for black females, black males, white females, and white males. The regression coeffecients for SAT-V, SAT-M, HSA, the constant term, the standard error of estimate, and the adjusted R squared were graphically presented. Findings provided some support for the supposition that GPA's are less predictable for black males - largely due to the lower weights of HSA and SAT-V in predicting GPA for black males as compared with weights for white females, and for the other groups to a lesser extent. There was no clear pattern effect for type of institution attended. While both gender and minority status differences in SAT score validity were apparent, the difference in SAT-V weights between white females and males was greater than the difference between white and black males. (BS)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)