ERIC Number: EJ795698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 7
Do PSAT Scores Predict Student Success in Advanced Placement Programs?
Clement, Russell W.; De Rose, Diego S.; Sutton, Cary O.
ERS Spectrum, v23 n1 p31-41 Win 2005
Researchers conducted two studies in Broward County (Fla.) Public Schools. The first study examined the utility of the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) for predicting future success on college entrance examinations and in advanced placement (AP) courses. The second examined the relationship between PSAT scores and subsequent year AP enrollment status for 10th-grade students. Results from Study 1 revealed the PSAT was a stronger predictor of AP examination scores than were the state-mandated assessments. Findings from Study 2 revealed an increasing trend in the proportion of 10th-grade PSAT students enrolled in an AP course during the following school year. (Contains 7 tables, 1 figure and 4 endnotes.)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement Programs, College Entrance Examinations, Enrollment, Scores, Prediction, Grade 10, Educational Trends
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test