ERIC Number: ED562614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Differential Validity and Prediction of the SAT®. Research Report No. 2008-4
Mattern, Krista D.; Patterson, Brian F.; Shaw, Emily J.; Kobrin, Jennifer L.; Barbuti, Sandra M.
The purpose of the study is to examine the differential validity and prediction of the SAT using a nationally representative sample of first-year college students admitted with the revised version of the SAT. The findings demonstrate that there are similar patterns of differential validity and prediction by gender, race/ethnicity, and best language subgroups on the revised SAT compared with previous research on older versions of the test. The following are appended: (1) Uncorrected Correlations between SAT Scores and HSGPA and First-Year GPA by Subgroups; (2) Correlation of SAT Scores and HSGPA with FYGPA for American Indian Students at Different Minimum Cut Points; and (3) Average Overprediction (-) and Underprediction (+) of FYGPA for SAT Scores and HSGPA by Subgroups (Unstandardized Residuals).
Descriptors: Validity, Prediction, College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests, College Freshmen, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Language Usage, Comparative Analysis, Correlation, Scores, Grade Point Average, High School Students, American Indian Students, Cutting Scores, Questionnaires, Test Bias, Culture Fair Tests, College Admission, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: College Board
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)