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ERIC Number: ED563096
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Validity of the SAT for Predicting Third-Year Grades: 2006 SAT Validity Sample. Statistical Report No. 2011-3
Mattern, Krista D.; Patterson, Brian F.
College Board
This report presents the validity of the SAT for predicting two third-year college outcomes: (1) third-year cumulative GPA (3rd Yr Cum GPA), and (2) third-year grade point average (3rd Yr GPA). Similar to the results for first- and second-year outcomes (1st Yr GPA, 2nd Yr GPA, 2nd Yr Cum GPA), the SAT is strongly correlated with third year outcomes overall and by institutional (control, selectivity, size) and student (gender, race/ethnicity, best language) characteristics. Detailed results are provided below. Results are based on data on over 60,000 students across 60 institutions (see Appendix A for a list of participating institutions). The following tables are appended: (1) Institutions Providing Third-Year Outcomes Data for the 2006 Cohort; (2) Raw Correlations of SAT and HSGPA with 3rd Yr Cum GPA by Institutional Characteristics; (3) Raw Correlation of SAT Scores and HSGPA with 3rd Yr Cum GPA by Student Characteristics; (4) Raw Correlations of SAT and HSGPA with 3rd Yr GPA by Institutional Characteristics; and (5) Raw Correlation of SAT Scores and HSGPA with 3rd Yr GPA by Student Characteristics.
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary 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)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A