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Camara, Wayne – College Board, 2011
This presentation was presented at the 2011 National Conference on Student Assessment (CCSSO). The focus of this presentation is how to validate the common core state standards (CCSS) in math and ELA and the subsequent assessments that will be developed by state consortia. The CCSS specify the skills students need to be ready for post-secondary…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Benchmarking, Student Evaluation
Patelis, Thanos; Camara, Wayne; Wiley, Andrew – College Board, 2009
Presented at the 11th International Conference on Education (ICE) in 2009. This presentation provides an overview of the College Board and its efforts to develop college readiness indicators. The information provided includes a conceptual overview of the indicators and the research and development components in the development and validation of…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Definitions, Nonprofit Organizations, Educational Indicators
Camara, Wayne – College Board, 2008
Presented at the conference for USC Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice (CERRP). This provides an overview of the various studies currently underway to establish the validity of noncognitive measures of success as a supplement to current cognitive measures which are used. Comparisons between what is defined as college readiness and…
Descriptors: College Readiness, College Admission, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Camara, Wayne – College Board, 2008
Presented at the Summer Institute on College Admissions at Harvard in June 2008. The presentation explores whether the SAT validity has changed with the test changes and if those changes affect specific subgroups.
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Validity, Change, Scores
Mattern, Krista; Camara, Wayne; Kobrin, Jennifer L. – College Board, 2007
The focus of this report is to summarize the research that has been conducted thus far on the new SAT Writing section. The evidence provided reveals that the new writing section has satisfactory psychometric quality in that its reliability is acceptable; it is significantly related to first-year college GPA and college English grades; it has been…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Writing Tests, Educational Research, Psychometrics
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