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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
Zwick, Rebecca; Brown, Terran; Sklar, Jeffrey C. – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2004
As part of the University of California's recent reconsideration of the role of the SAT in admissions, the UC Office of the President published an extensive report, "UC and the SAT" (2001), which examined the value of SAT I Reasoning Test scores, SAT II Subject Test scores, and high school grades in predicting the grade-point averages of…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, College Admission, Admission Criteria, Predictor Variables
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Zwick, Rebecca; Schlemer, Lizabeth – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2004
The validity of the SAT as an admissions criterion for Latinos and Asian Americans who are not native English speakers was examined. The analyses, based on 1997 and 1998 UCSB freshmen, focused on the effectiveness of SAT scores and high school grade-point average (HSGPA) in predicting college freshman grade-point average (FGPA). When regression…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Language Minorities, Asian American Students, Hispanic American Students