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ERIC Number: EJ847445
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0196-5042
College Math Assessment: SAT Scores vs. College Math Placement Scores
Foley-Peres, Kathleen; Poirier, Dawn
Educational Research Quarterly, v32 n2 p41-48 Dec 2008
Many colleges and university's use SAT math scores or math placement tests to place students in the appropriate math course. This study compares the use of math placement scores and SAT scores for 188 freshman students. The student's grades and faculty observations were analyzed to determine if the SAT scores and/or college math assessment scores are better or equivalent indicators of the proper math level at which students should be enrolled in the first year. The data revealed that the SAT scores were not the best indicators of the math level course the student should select, and that the college math assessment scores may have been better indicators according to initial midterm grades. (Contains 2 tables.)
Behavioral Research Press. Grambling State University, Math Department, P.O. Box 1191, Grambling, LA 71245. Tel: 318-274-2425; Web site: http://www.gram.edu/education/erq/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)