ERIC Number: ED351352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
College Bound Seniors. 1992 Profile of SAT and Achievement Test Takers. National Report.
College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY. Admissions Testing Program.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
The Admissions Testing Program of the College Board consists of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), the Test of Standard Written English (TSWE), the Student Descriptive Questionnaire (SDQ), and the Achievement Tests. By registering for the tests and completing the SDQ, students provide information about themselves and their schools for their own planning and for use by high schools, colleges, and the College Board. Mean SAT scores are displayed in this report for different portions of the testing population using information from the SDQ. Of particular interest is the detailed information about students' academic preparation and the number of years of study in various subject areas. Test score distributions are presented, which are identical in format to those provided since 1972 except for the introduction in 1990 of SAT scores at the 25th, 50th, and 75th percentiles. Information on the characteristics of the students' high schools, taken from a survey of secondary schools, is provided, including type, locale, and the size of the senior class. The primary purpose of this report is to provide those who need to interpret SAT scores--students, guidance counselors, admission officers, and many others--with this broader context. The 1992 information for 1,099,639 students is provided in tabular form. (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Admission Criteria, College Bound Students, College Entrance Examinations, High School Seniors, High Schools, Institutional Characteristics, National Surveys, Profiles, Questionnaires, Scores, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Test Interpretation, Test Results, Test Use
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY. Admissions Testing Program.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: College Board Achievement Tests; SAT (College Admission Test); Student Descriptive Questionnaire; Test of Standard Written English