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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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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