ERIC Number: ED563433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr-10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
The Validity of the SAT for Predicting Cumulative Grade Point Average by College Major
Shaw, Emily J.; Kobrin, Jennifer L.; Patterson, Brian F.; Mattern, Krista D.
College Board, Slides presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) (New Orleans, LA, Apr 10, 2011)
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in New Orleans, LA in April 2011. The current study examined the differential validity of the SAT for predicting cumulative GPA through the second-year of college by college major, as well as the differential prediction of cumulative GPA by college major among student subgroups. The relationship between the SAT and cumulative GPA varied somewhat by major, as well as by major and subgroup, likely due to differences in the nature of the college coursework, grading practices, student self-selection, and differing academic cultures (e.g., male dominated or highly competitive) across majors.
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Predictive Validity, Grade Point Average, College Students, Majors (Students), Student Characteristics, Grading, School Culture, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Scores, High School Students, Academic Persistence
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Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: College Board
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)