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ERIC Number: ED511392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 50
Abstractor: ERIC
Use of an Aptitude Test in University Entrance--A Validity Study: Updated Analyses of Higher Education Destinations, Including 2007 Entrants
Kirkup, Catherine; Wheater, Rebecca; Morrison, Jo; Durbin, Ben
National Foundation for Educational Research
In 2005, the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) was commissioned to evaluate the potential value of using an aptitude test as an additional tool in the selection of candidates for admission to higher education (HE). This five-year study is co-funded by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Sutton Trust and the College Board. The primary aim of the study is to examine whether the addition of the SAT[R] alongside A levels is better able to predict HE participation and outcomes than A levels alone. The main strand of this evaluation (reporting in 2010) will be based on those participating students who entered HE in 2006 and completed three-year degrees in 2009. This report updates the initial findings from the analysis of the 2006 HE entry data to include students who entered higher education in 2007. It also reports on a survey of participating students and young people carried out in December 2008. Appendices include: (1) Further Tables; and (2) 2008 UNIQUE Survey. (Contains 11 tables, 4 figures, and 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Foundation for Educational Research
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom