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Bagamery, Bruce D.; Lasik, John J.; Nixon, Don R. – Journal of Education for Business, 2005
Extending previous studies, the authors examined a larger set of variables to identify predictors of student performance on the Educational Testing Service Major Field Exam in Business, which has been shown to be an externally valid measure of student learning outcomes. Significant predictors include gender, whether students took the SAT, and…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Business Administration Education, Undergraduate Study, Undergraduate Students
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Abrams, Samuel J. – Education Next, 2005
When the College Board announced, in the summer of 2002, that it would stop "flagging" the test scores of students who were given special accommodations for the SAT, the gold standard exam for college admission, disability advocates were thrilled. "A triumphant day for millions of people with dyslexia and other disabilities,"…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Results, Testing Accommodations, Scores
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Ruban, Lilia M.; McCoach, D. Betsy – Review of Higher Education, 2005
This study examined the differential impacts of SAT scores and high school rank, college academic level, motivational variables, and self-regulatory variables in explaining variance in the academic achievement of male and female collegians using structural equation modeling and multiple groups analyses. Significantly, in light of earlier research,…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Grades (Scholastic), Structural Equation Models, Scores
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Morris, Libby V.; Wu, Sz-Shyan; Finnegan, Catherine L. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2005
A classification rule was developed to predict undergraduate students' withdrawal from or completion of fully online general education courses. A multivariate technique, predictive discriminant analysis (PDA), was used. High school grade point average and SAT mathematics score were shown to be related to retention in the online university courses.…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, General Education, Undergraduate Students, Grade Point Average
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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Spencer, Stephanie – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2004
Queen's College in London's Harley Street was founded in 1848 by Frederick Denison Maurice. Together with other professors from King's College London he began the venture for the education of middle-class girls, which was "greeted with prejudice and ridicule." Originally planned as an institution for training governesses, it was decided…
Descriptors: Females, Educational Administration, Womens Education, Womens Studies
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Moore, Randy – Journal of Developmental Education, 2004
Most colleges and universities emphasize identifying smartness much more than developing smartness. This value is made explicit in the many influential rankings of colleges and universities, in which elitist schools who recruit students with high SAT scores, grade point averages, and class rankings are declared "better" than other…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average, Socioeconomic Status
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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
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Ballard, Charles L.; Johnson, Marianne F. – Journal of Economic Education, 2004
The authors measure math skills with a broader set of explanatory variables than have been used in previous studies. To identify what math skills are important for student success in introductory microeconomics, they examine (1) the student's score on the mathematics portion of the ACT Assessment Test, (2) whether the student has taken calculus,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Remedial Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts, Algebra
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Kuh, George D.; Pascarella, Ernest T. – Change, 2004
In the minds of most people, the best colleges are those that are the most selective. The purpose of this document is to discover if students at more selective institutions have or take greater advantage of learning opportunities. Two independent datasets were used to research this idea. The first is the National Study of Student Learning (NSSL),…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Undergraduate Students, Student Participation
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Buss, Christian; Parker, Jeffrey; Rivenburg, Jon – Economics of Education Review, 2004
This paper examines the effects of cost, quality and macroeconomic factors on the demand for higher education (represented by the share of admitted freshmen choosing to enroll) at a group of selective liberal arts colleges over the period from 1988 to 1998. Students are segregated by their financial-aid status with different demand equations…
Descriptors: Scores, College Entrance Examinations, Enrollment, Liberal Arts
Camara, Wayne; Sathy, Viji – College Board, 2004
This is the College Board's response to Roy O. Freedle's article in the Harvard Educational Review, entitled "Correcting the SAT's Ethnic and Social Class Bias: A Method for Reestimating SAT Scores." It is the authors' view that Freedle has presented no argument that would justify removing or de-emphasizing a critical college success…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests, Test Bias, Test Items
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Hoover, Kathleen Geiger – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2003
This correlation study assessed whether the psychological variables of college students' locus of control, self-efficacy, and achievement expectations strengthen the prediction of academic achievement beyond that of traditional cognitive measures of high school grade point average and scores on the ACT or SAT examination. The study used earned…
Descriptors: Relationship, Locus of Control, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
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Matsui, John; Liu, Roger; Kane, Caroline M. – Cell Biology Education, 2003
For the past three decades, much attention has been focused on developing diversity programs designed to improve the academic success of underrepresented minorities, primarily in mathematics, science, and engineering. However, ethnic minorities remain underrepresented in science majors and careers. Over the last 10 years, the Biology Scholars…
Descriptors: College Students, Biological Sciences, Minority Groups, Disproportionate Representation
Camara, Wayne J. – College Entrance Examination Board, 2003
Previous research on differences in the reliability, validity, and difficulty of essay tests given under different timing conditions has indicated that giving examinees more time to complete an essay may raise their scores to a certain extent, but does not change the meaning of those scores, or the rank ordering of students. There is no evidence…
Descriptors: Essays, Comparative Analysis, Writing Tests, Timed Tests
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