ERIC Number: ED563080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
The Relationship between SAT Scores and Retention to the Third Year: 2006 Cohort. Statistical Report
Mattern, Krista D.; Patterson, Brian F.
Results show that SAT performance is related to third year retention rates. Even after controlling for student and institutional characteristics, returners had higher SAT total scores than non-returners, and the performance gap is not due to differences in the demographic makeup of the two groups. Furthermore, while differences in retention can be observed between various student and institutional subgroups, these differences are minimized and in some instances eliminated when controlling for SAT performance, especially for higher SAT score bands. A list of "Institutions Providing Third Year Retention Data on the 2006 Freshman Cohort" is appended.
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Scores, Correlation, Academic Persistence, Statistical Analysis, Cohort Analysis, Institutional Characteristics, Student Characteristics, Achievement Gap, Student Records, Predictor Variables, Grade Point Average, Sample Size
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: College Board, Office of Research and Development
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)