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ERIC Number: ED562853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Students with Discrepant High School GPA and SAT® Scores. Research Summary RS-01
Ramist, Leonard; Lewis, Charles; McCamley-Jenkins, Laura
College Entrance Examination Board
SAT I: Reasoning Test scores, combined with high school grades, result in more accurate predictions of college success than either measure alone or any other combination of two measures. Overall, there is a strong positive relationship between high school grades and SAT. In 1990, ETS conducted a study of the characteristics of different students with discrepant high school GPA and SAT scores. Students at three colleges were classified into three groups depending on the relationship between their SAT scores and high school GPA. Approximately two-thirds of all students have nondiscrepant scores, meaning that their predicted freshman GPA will be similar whether SAT scores or high school GPA are used, and one-third of students had discrepant scores. Characteristics of the students in both groups are discussed.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)