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Rotha, Ian – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2019
This paper compares the SAT and "juken." It does this at three levels of analysis: structure, function, and participant communications. While the prior two rely on publicly available information and established theories, the latter is based on the analysis of data collected from social media. The findings of this paper are that, while…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Comparative Analysis, Social Media, College Entrance Examinations
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Norman, Ke Wu; Medhanie, Amanuel G.; Harwell, Michael R.; Anderson, Edwin; Post, Thomas R. – PRIMUS, 2011
Recent "math wars" have drawn attention to how well various high school mathematics curricula prepare students for college-level mathematics. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the high school mathematics curricula and students' post-secondary mathematics placement recommendation, specifically how…
Descriptors: High Schools, College Mathematics, Student Placement, Mathematics Curriculum
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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
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Sacks, Peter – Academe, 2010
The familiar conversation about access to higher education is limited to what college costs and whether colleges are giving people their money's worth. While important, that conversation may be constricting people's ability to understand what is really limiting the promise of higher education in America. Americans are clearly troubled about the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Paying for College, College Administration, Admission Criteria
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Newton, Paul E. – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2010
This article presents the author's rejoinder to thinking about linking from issue 8(1). Particularly within the more embracing linking frameworks, e.g., Holland & Dorans (2006) and Holland (2007), there appears to be a major disjunction between (1) classification discourse: the supposed basis for classification, that is, the underlying theory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measurement Techniques, Psychometrics, Comparative Analysis
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Walker, Michael E. – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2010
"Linking" is a term given to a general class of procedures by which one represents scores X on one test or measure in terms of scores Y on another test or measure. A recent taxonomy by Holland and Dorans (2006; Holland, 2007) organizes the various types of links into three broad categories: prediction, scale aligning, and equating. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Construction, Test Validity, Measurement Techniques
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Coleman, Chris; Lindstrom, Jennifer; Nelson, Jason; Lindstrom, William; Gregg, K. Noel – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2010
The comprehension section of the "Nelson-Denny Reading Test" (NDRT) is widely used to assess the reading comprehension skills of adolescents and adults in the United States. In this study, the authors explored the content validity of the NDRT Comprehension Test (Forms G and H) by asking university students (with and without at-risk…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Reading Tests, Content Validity
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Wiliam, Dylan – Review of Research in Education, 2010
The idea that validity should be considered a property of inferences, rather than of assessments, has developed slowly over the past century. In early writings about the validity of educational assessments, validity was defined as a property of an assessment. The most common definition was that an assessment was valid to the extent that it…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Validity, Inferences, Construct Validity
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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
Chen, Zhi-zhong – Online Submission, 2006
In recent years, there are more and more Chinese students going abroad for studying, and within them, the most students decided to study in the United States. But although in general the academic resource and quality of American universities is better than Chinese, the cost of studying abroad is much higher than studying in domestic colleges.…
Descriptors: Universities, Cultural Differences, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Govan, George V.; Patrick, Sondra; Yen, Cherng-Jyn – College and University, 2006
This study examined how high school seniors construct decision-making strategies for choosing a college to attend. To comprehend their decision-making strategies, we chose to examine this process through the theoretical lens of bounded rationality, which brings to light the complexity in constructing a college choice decision-making strategy…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Higher Education, High School Seniors, College Choice
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Kanazawa, Satoshi – Intelligence, 2006
In "IQ and the Wealth of Nations" (2002), Lynn and Vanhanen estimate the mean IQs of 185 nations and demonstrate that national IQs strongly correlate with the macroeconomic performance of the nations, explaining about half of the variance in GDP per capita. I seek to replicate Lynn and Vanhanen's results across states within the United…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Intelligence Quotient, Correlation
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Speyer, Mark – Journal of College Admission, 2004
There has been an increase on the number of applicants and the average SAT scores of the admitted students to colleges and universities in the United States. The total number of applicants may increase for purely external reasons, such as more students graduating from high school or more students reading good things about a particular college, but…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, College Admission, Higher Education, Rating Scales
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Ponter, James R. – NASSP Bulletin, 1999
Unlike Japanese and European schools, U.S. public schools treat music as a nonserious, peripheral "activity" suitable for a few talented students. However, music education is as fundamental to the curriculum as math or reading. One study showed that high-school musicians achieved higher Scholastic Aptitude Test scores. (15 references)…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Education, Developmental Stages, Foreign Countries
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