ERIC Number: ED563035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
The Effects of Essay Placement and Prompt Type on Performance on the New SAT®. Research Report No. 2006-7. ETS RR-06-34
Oh, Hyeon-Joo; Walker, Michael E.
This study evaluated (1) whether essay placement (either at the beginning or at the end of the test battery) impacts test-takers' performance on the critical reading, mathematics, and writing multiple choice measures; and (2) whether essay prompt type (either a simple one-line prompt or a prompt including a short passage) affects test-takers' essay performance. The following are appended: (1) PSAT/NMSQT® Essay Placement Analyses; (2) PSAT/NMSQT Prompt Type Analyses; and (3) Sample Essay Prompts.
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, High School Students, Essays, Prompting, Test Construction, Performance, Student Characteristics, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Language Usage, Institutional Characteristics, Geographic Location, Regression (Statistics), Writing Achievement, Scores, Mathematics Achievement, Critical Reading, Reading Achievement, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: College Board; Educational Testing Service
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test; SAT (College Admission Test)