ERIC Number: ED562868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
SAT® Writing: An Overview of Research and Psychometrics to Date. Research Notes. RN-32
Mattern, Krista; Camara, Wayne; Kobrin, Jennifer L.
The focus of this report is to summarize the research that has been conducted thus far on the new SAT Writing section. The evidence provided reveals that the new writing section has satisfactory psychometric quality in that its reliability is acceptable; it is significantly related to first-year college GPA and college English grades; it has been perceived to impact high school curriculum; and it does not result in larger score disparities among racial/ethnic groups.
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Writing Tests, Educational Research, Psychometrics, Educational Quality, Test Reliability, Alignment (Education), Relevance (Education), Racial Distribution, Scores, Essay Tests, Test Validity, Correlation, Test Coaching
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools
Authoring Institution: College Board, Office of Research and Analysis
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A