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ERIC Number: EJ1110999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2330-8516
A Scale Drift Study. Research Report. ETS RR-09-43
Liu, Jinghua; Curley, Edward; Low, Albert
ETS Research Report Series, Dec 2009
This study examines the stability of the SAT® scale from 1994 to 2001. A 1994 form and a 2001 form were readministered in a 2005 SAT administration, and the 1994 form was equated to the 2001 form. The new conversion was compared to the old conversion. Both the verbal and math sections exhibit a similar degree of scale drift, but in opposite directions: the verbal scale has drifted upward, whereas the math scale has drifted downward. We suggest testing programs monitor the score scales periodically by building a testing form schedule that allows a systematic and periodic checking of scale stability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)
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