ERIC Number: EJ1096242
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Abstractor: As Provided
PSAT Component Scores as a Predictor of Success on AP Exam Performance for Diverse Students
Richardson, Cristianne C.; Gonzalez, Alejandro; Leal, Lonnie; Castillo, Mary Z.; Carman, Carol A.
Education and Urban Society, v48 n4 p384-402 May 2016
While studies have shown the positive effect of the Advanced Placement (AP) program on college readiness, there are still barriers preventing minority and low socioeconomic status (SES) students who possess high academic potential from participating in the opportunity that AP courses offer. One tool that could help identify students for participation in AP courses is their Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) results. Results from multiple regression analyses suggest that portions of the PSAT are significant predictors of AP test performance above and beyond student ethnicity and/or SES.
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Achievement Tests, Scores, Multiple Regression Analysis, Predictor Variables, Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status, College Readiness, Barriers, Minority Group Students, Student Participation, Advanced Placement Programs, Identification, Correlation, Student Recruitment, High School Students, Statistical Analysis, College Entrance Examinations
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test; Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test