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ERIC Number: ED563080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 16
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.
College Board
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.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Board, Office of Research and Development
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)