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ERIC Number: EJ1137953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar-30
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0889
Preparing for the SAT: A Review
Appelrouth, Jed I.; Zabrucky, Karen M.
College and University, v92 n1 p2-17 Mar 2017
In 2016, more than 1.6 million students took the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), a standardized college admissions test (College Board 2016a). Researchers have estimated that 33 percent of students who take the SAT participate in some mode of formal test preparation, such as private tutoring or classes, to prepare for the exam (Buchmann, Condron & Roscigno 2010). In several analyses and meta-analyses, investigators have demonstrated a positive effect of test preparation on SAT scores (e.g., Briggs 2005; Kulik, Bangert-Drowns & Kulik 1984; Lilly & Montgomery 2011; Powers & Rock 1999). Moving beyond the fundamental question of whether SAT preparation is related to performance on the SAT, however, researchers only recently have begun to examine individual factors related to test performance. In the present paper, the relationships between individual difference and test preparation variables and SAT performance are examined.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
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); ACT Assessment
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