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ERIC Number: ED447151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 5
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Putting Scholastic Aptitude Test Results on an Even Playing Field.
Costello, Ronald W.; Cox, Marge
It is very important, when considering how students from one area compare with those from another, to use similar student performance data. This is particularly evident when comparing the performance of students taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) from an area where many students take the test to the performance of students from an area from which only a small percentage of students participate in the SAT. It is more appropriate and useful to use SAT results in a way that is similar for each student and which shows whether the student improves from one year to the next. To that end, the Noblesville, Indiana, schools used the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) and SAT scores for the same student, converting the PSAT scores to a score similar to the SAT score. This comparison was more meaningful in terms of student growth and class growth. The next step is to use student performance data to improve performance. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test