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ERIC Number: EJ1110985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: EISSN-2330-8516
Using Score Equity Assessment to Evaluate the Equatability of the Hardest Half of a Test to the Total Test. Research Report. ETS RR-04-43
Dorans, Neil J.; Zeller, Karin
ETS Research Report Series, Oct 2004
In an article published in the spring 2003 issue of "Harvard Educational Review", Roy Freedle stated that the SAT® is both culturally and statistically biased. Freedle proposed a solution to this bias, which involved using a half-test made up of the most difficult items culled from complete SAT examination. His claims, which garnered national attention, were based on serious errors in his analysis. In Dorans and Zeller (2004), we demonstrated that the effects Freedle reported are reduced substantially when the data are analyzed correctly. Here, we describe a sound way of assessing whether the current SAT scoring procedure is fair, and we examine what happens when we subject the Freedle's hard half-test to a score-equity assessment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: 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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