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ERIC Number: ED562606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Examining the Relationship between the SAT®, High School Measures of Academic Performance, and Socioeconomic Status: Turning Our Attention to the Unit of Analysis. Research Notes. RN-36
Mattern, Krista D.; Shaw, Emily J.; Williams, Frank E.
College Board
While the results demonstrate that SAT scores still correlated more strongly, on average, with socioeconomic status (SES) than high school grade point average (GPA) and rank, this does not indicate that this is a problem with the test; more likely it is a societal reflection of disparate resources. That is, higher-SES families have more resources to provide their children with additional or richer educational opportunities, along with various other factors that could translate into higher academic performance.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Board, Office of Research and Analysis
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)