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Sinha, Ruchi; Oswald, Frederick; Imus, Anna; Schmitt, Neal – Applied Measurement in Education, 2011
The current study examines how using a multidimensional battery of predictors (high-school grade point average (GPA), SAT/ACT, and biodata), and weighting the predictors based on the different values institutions place on various student performance dimensions (college GPA, organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs), and behaviorally anchored…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Interrater Reliability, Rating Scales, College Admission
Wainer, Howard – Princeton University Press, 2011
"Uneducated Guesses" challenges everything our policymakers thought they knew about education and education reform, from how to close the achievement gap in public schools to admission standards for top universities. In this explosive book, Howard Wainer uses statistical evidence to show why some of the most widely held beliefs in…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Academic Achievement, Aptitude Tests, Achievement Gap
Dow, Daphne, Comp. – University of North Carolina General Administration, 2011
This abstract covers the breadth of higher education activities in North Carolina in their quantitative aspect, from simple counts of enrollment and degrees conferred to complex analyses of the flow of student transfers among institutions. Collected and published annually, this wide range of information should be useful to members of the public…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment Trends, Undergraduate Students, College Transfer Students
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Yin, Alexander C.; Volkwein, J. Fredericks – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2010
After surveying 1,827 students in their final year at eighty randomly selected two-year and four-year public and private institutions, American Institutes for Research (2006) reported that approximately 30 percent of students in two-year institutions and nearly 20 percent of students in four-year institutions have only basic quantitative…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Basic Skills, College Admission, Educational Testing
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Cimetta, Adriana D.; D'Agostino, Jerome V.; Levin, Joel R. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2010
Postsecondary schools have traditionally relied on admissions tests such as the SAT and ACT to select students. With high school achievement assessments in place in many states, it is important to ascertain whether scores from those exams can either supplement or supplant conventional admissions tests. In this study we examined whether the Arizona…
Descriptors: High School Students, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Asian American Students
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Andrews, Rodney J.; Ranchhod, Vimal; Sathy, Viji – Economics of Education Review, 2010
This paper investigates the impact of Texas's Top Ten Percent Rule--which grants automatic entry to any public college in Texas for Texas high school graduates who graduate in the top decile--and subsequent targeted recruitment programs initiated by Texas's flagship universities. Using data on SAT test-takers in Texas from 1996 to 2004, we find…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, College Admission, Admission Criteria, Student Recruitment
Dow, Daphne, Comp. – University of North Carolina General Administration, 2010
This abstract covers the breadth of higher education activities in North Carolina in their quantitative aspect, from simple counts of enrollment and degrees conferred to complex analyses of the flow of student transfers among institutions. Collected and published annually, this wide range of information should be useful to members of the public…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment Trends, Undergraduate Students, College Transfer Students
Briggs, Derek C. – National Association for College Admission Counseling, 2009
This discussion paper represents one of the National Association for College Admission Counseling's (NACAC's) first post-Testing Commission steps in advancing the knowledge base and dialogue about test preparation. It describes various types of test preparation programs and summarizes the existing academic research on the effects of test…
Descriptors: Testing, Standardized Tests, School Counselors, College Admission
Atkinson, Richard C.; Geiser, Saul – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2009
Standardized testing for college admissions has grown exponentially since the first administration of the old "College Boards" in 1901. This paper surveys major developments since then: the introduction of the "Scholastic Aptitude Test" in 1926, designed to tap students' general analytic ability; E.F. Lindquist's creation of…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Testing
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Hossler, Don; Kalsbeek, David – College and University, 2009
The array of admissions models and the underlying, and sometimes conflicting goals people have for college admissions, create the dynamics and the tensions that define the contemporary context for enrollment management. The senior enrollment officer must ask, for example, how does an institution try to assure transparency, equality of access,…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Testing, Enrollment Management, Affirmative Action
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Gayles, Jonathan – Educational Studies, 2009
Steroid use in professional sports continues to receive much media attention in the United States. The predominant response to the use of steroids in professional sports is negative. Much of the opposition to steroid use focuses on the critical importance of fair play in American society. To the degree that steroids provide some players with an…
Descriptors: Athletics, Drug Use, Substance Abuse, Sportsmanship
Clark, Melissa; Rothstein, Jesse; Schanzenbach, Diane Whitmore – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2008
Data from college admissions tests can provide a valuable measure of student achievement, but the non-representativeness of test-takers is an important concern. We examine selectivity bias in both state-level and school-level SAT and ACT averages. The degree of selectivity may differ importantly across and within schools, and across and within…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, College Entrance Examinations, College Admission, Selective Admission
Geiser, Saul – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2008
A University of California faculty committee, the Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools (BOARS), has recommended eliminating achievement tests and requiring only the "New SAT" for admission to the UC system. The proposal to endorse the New SAT has thus far drawn relatively little notice, as it is part of a broader and more…
Descriptors: Low Income, Testing, Academic Achievement, High School Graduates
Geiser, Saul – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2008
Summarizing a decade of research at the University of California, this paper concludes that admissions criteria that tap student mastery of curriculum content, such as high-school grades and performance on achievement tests, are stronger predictors of success in college and are fairer to poor and minority applicants than tests of general reasoning…
Descriptors: College Admission, Criteria, Mastery Learning, Grades (Scholastic)
Jackson, Jenny; Lord, Joan – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2007
The Southern Regional Education Board's (SREB) "Challenge to Lead" Goals for Education call for more students to take college admission tests, to score higher on those tests and for SREB states to reduce gaps in test scores among all groups of students. For states, achieving higher statewide scores is one sign that more students can go…
Descriptors: Test Results, College Entrance Examinations, Scholarships, College Admission
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