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ERIC Number: ED563113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
Validity of the SAT for Predicting Second-Year Grades: 2006 SAT Validity Sample. Statistical Report No. 2011-1
Mattern, Krista D.; Patterson, Brian F.
College Board
This report presents the validity of the SAT for predicting two second-year outcomes: (1) second-year cumulative GPA (2nd Yr Cum GPA), and (2) second-year grade point average (2nd Yr GPA). Similar to the results for first-year grade point average (1st Yr GPA), the SAT is strongly correlated with second year outcomes. For many significant subgroups, such as ethnic minority students and female students, the SAT was in fact a better predictor of 2nd Yr Cum GPA and 2nd Yr GPA than were high school grades alone. However, for all students, SAT score in combination with high school grades was the best predictor of these second year outcomes since both measures provide incrementally validity over each other. For example, even within HSGPA levels, there is still a strong positive relationship between SAT and 2nd Yr Cum GPA and 2nd Yr. An appendix lists the institutions providing second-year data on the 2006 freshman cohort.
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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)