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ERIC Number: EJ1109945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2330-8516
The Stability of the Score Scales for the "SAT Reasoning Test"™ from 2005 to 2010. Research Report. ETS RR-12-15
Guo, Hongwen; Liu, Jinghua; Curley, Edward; Dorans, Neil
ETS Research Report Series, Sep 2012
This study examines the stability of the "SAT Reasoning Test"™ score scales from 2005 to 2010. A 2005 old form (OF) was administered along with a 2010 new form (NF). A new conversion for OF was derived through direct equipercentile equating. A comparison of the newly derived and the original OF conversions showed that Critical Reading and Mathematics score scales have experienced, at most, a moderate upward scale drift (no greater than 5 points on average), and the drift may be explained by an accumulation of random equating errors. The Writing score scale has experienced a significant upward scale drift (11 points on average), which may be caused by sources other than random equating errors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)
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