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ERIC Number: ED562864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Substituting SAT® II: Subject Tests for SAT I: Reasoning Test: Impact on Admitted Class Composition and Quality. Research Report No. 2001-3. ETS RR-01-07
Bridgeman, Brent; Burton, Nancy; Cline, Frederick
College Entrance Examination Board
Using data from a sample of 10 colleges at which most students had taken both SAT I: Reasoning Test and SAT II: Subject Tests, the authors simulated the effects of making selection decisions using SAT II scores in place of SAT I scores. Specifically, they treated the students in each college as forming the applicant pool for a more select college, and then selected the top two-thirds (and top one-third) of the students using high school grade-point average combined with either SAT I scores or the average of SAT II scores. Success rates, in terms of freshman grade-point averages, were virtually identical for students selected by the different models. The percent of African American, Asian American, and White students selected varied only slightly across models. Appreciably more Mexican American and Other Latino students were selected with the model that used SAT II scores in place of SAT I scores because these students submitted Subject Test scores for the Spanish test on which they had high scores.
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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 Entrance Examination Board; Educational Testing Service
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)