ERIC Number: ED563117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
Validity of the SAT for Predicting First-Year Grades: 2008 SAT Validity Sample. Statistical Report No. 2011-5
Patterson, Brian F.; Mattern, Krista D.
The findings for the 2008 sample are largely consistent with the previous reports. SAT scores were found to be correlated with FYGPA (r = 0.54), with a magnitude similar to HSGPA (r = 0.56). The best set of predictors of FYGPA remains SAT scores and HSGPA (r = 0.63), as the addition of the SAT sections to the correlation of HSGPA alone with FYGPA leads to a substantial improvement in prediction (?r = 0.07). This finding was consistent across all subgroups of the sample, by both institutional characteristics and demographics (?r = 0.06). All correlations presented here have been corrected for restriction of range, but the same basic patterns hold for the raw correlations. The following are appended: (1) Institutions Providing First-Year Outcomes Data for the 2008 Cohort; (2) Raw Correlations of SAT and HSGPA with FYGPA by Institutional Characteristics ; and (3) Raw Correlation of SAT Scores and HSGPA with FYGPA by Subgroups.
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Predictive Validity, Test Validity, Scores, Grades (Scholastic), Grade Point Average, Correlation, Institutional Characteristics, Student Characteristics, Public Colleges, Private Colleges, High School Students, Tables (Data), College Freshmen
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: College Board, Office of Research and Development
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)