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ERIC Number: ED442834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 23
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Selecting Students with a General Reasoning Test (SAT I) or Tests in Academic Subjects (SAT II): Does It Matter for Non-Native Speakers of English?
Bridgeman, Brent; Burton, Nancy; Cline, Frederick
Using data from a sample of 10 colleges at which most students had taken both the SAT I: Reasoning Test and SAT II: Subject Tests researchers simulated the effects of making selection decisions using SAT II scores in place of SAT I scores. Students in each college were treated as forming the applicant pool for a more select college, and the top two-thirds of the students were selected using high school grade point average combined with either SAT I scores or the average of three SAT II scores. Included in the sample were 2,000 students whose best language was not English. These students had a better chance of being "admitted" with selections based on SAT II (subject test) scores than with selections based on SAT I (reasoning scores). Much of this advantage was the result of relatively high scores on language tests that could easily be part of the SAT II average. However, even when language tests were excluded from the SAT II average, non-native speakers were still slightly more likely to be selected with SAT II than SAT I. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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