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Nankervis, Bryan – Journal of College Admission, 2013
This article investigates gender inequity in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. Results suggest the competition favors males due to their higher mean score on the mathematics section and greater variability on all sections of the PSAT, which shares differential validity concerns with the SAT in terms of gender. These instruments are…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Scholarships, Scores, College Entrance Examinations
Watkins, Donna Moguel – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this researcher was to investigate the programmatic impact of school districts' practice of limited early access to algebra on student performance. School districts selected for the study are located in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk, Long Island, New York. School districts that reported Mathematics A and Integrated Algebra…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, School Districts, Grade 8, Educational Researchers
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Leighton, Jacqueline P.; Cui, Ying; Cor, M. Ken – Applied Measurement in Education, 2009
The objective of the present investigation was to compare the adequacy of two cognitive models for predicting examinee performance on a sample of algebra I and II items from the March 2005 administration of the SAT[TM]. The two models included one generated from verbal reports provided by 21 examinees as they solved the SAT[TM] items, and the…
Descriptors: Test Items, Inferences, Cognitive Ability, Prediction