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ERIC Number: ED563035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 22
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.
College Board
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.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Board; Educational Testing Service
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test; SAT (College Admission Test)