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ERIC Number: EJ933657
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1531-7714
Reporting Subscores from College Admission Tests
Lyren, Per-Erik
Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, v14 n4 Mar 2009
The added value of reporting subscores on a college admission test (SweSAT) was examined in this study. Using a CTT-derived objective method for determining the value of reporting subscores, it was concluded that there is added value in reporting section scores (Verbal/Quantitative) as well as subtest scores. These results differ from a study of the SAT I and a study of a basic skills test and thus highlight the need for practitioners and researchers to gather empirical evidence to support the reporting of subscores. The cause of the disparate results seems to be related to differences in the composition of the tests rather than differences in the composition of the examinee groups. (Contains 2 tables and 1 note.)
Dr. Lawrence M. Rudner. e-mail:; Web site:
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 - Location: Sweden