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Wyatt, Jeffrey N.; Wiley, Andrew; Camara, Wayne J.; Proestler, Nina – College Board, 2012
Academic intensity or academic rigor of students' high school curriculum is positively related to several college outcomes including the avoidance of remediation and graduation attainment. However, research on academic rigor has been limited possibly due to the difficulty in obtaining a quantitative measure applicable across schools and districts.…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, College Readiness, College Preparation, Difficulty Level
Wyatt, Jeffrey N.; Remigio, Mylene; Camara, Wayne J. – College Board, 2012
In 2011, the College Board developed the SAT College and Career Readiness Benchmark to assist educators and policymakers in their efforts to better evaluate the college readiness of their students. This benchmark was designed to identify the point on the SAT score scale that is indicative of students' having a high likelihood of success in…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Educational Indicators, College Readiness, Reading Tests
Wiley, Andrew; Wyatt, Jeffrey; Camara, Wayne J. – College Board, 2011
This report presents a methodology for the measurement and tracking of the college readiness level of high school students who are engaged in the college admission process. The proposed index uses the three distinct hurdles of SAT scores, high school GPA and a newly developed measure of academic rigor. Appendix A contains tables and numerical…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, College Readiness, Measurement, Progress Monitoring
Wyatt, Jeffrey; Kobrin, Jennifer; Wiley, Andrew; Camara, Wayne J.; Proestler, Nina – College Board, 2011
The current study was part of an ongoing effort at the College Board to establish college readiness benchmarks on the SAT[R], PSAT/NMSQT[R], and ReadiStep[TM] as well as to provide schools, districts, and states with a view of their students' college readiness. College readiness benchmarks were established based on SAT performance, using a sample…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Benchmarking, High School Students, Readiness
Camara, Wayne J.; Packman, Sheryl; Huff, Kristen – College Board, 2008
[Slides] presented at the Annual National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) in New York in March 2008. This presentation explores the demographic information as well as how and where educational measurement professionals are in the field.
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Professional Personnel, Measurement, Psychometrics
Ewing, Maureen; Camara, Wayne J.; Millsap, Roger E.; Milewski, Glenn B. – College Board, 2007
AP Potential™ is a data-driven tool offered by the College Board that uses scores from the PSAT/NMSQT® to identify students who have the potential to succeed in Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) courses (College Board, 2007). Research showing a moderate-to-strong correlation between PSAT/NMSQT scores and AP Exam scores serves as the basis for this…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Talent Identification, Scores, Standardized Tests
Ewing, Maureen; Camara, Wayne J.; Millsap, Roger E. – College Board, 2006
The purpose of this study is to reexamine the relationship between PSAT/NMSQT scores and AP Examination grades using more recent test data in order to obtain additional validation evidence for using the PSAT/NMSQT to identify AP students. PSAT/NMSQT data from October 2000 and October 2001 and AP data from May 2002 and May 2003 were analyzed. The…
Descriptors: Correlation, Scores, College Entrance Examinations, High School Students
Camara, Wayne J.; Copeland, Tina; Rothschild, Brian – College Board, 2005
Tests administered with accommodations to persons with disabilities have been considered nonequivalent to tests administered under standardized conditions to nondisabled test takers. This study examined the score change patterns for learning disabled students completing extended-time administrations of the SAT I: Reasoning Test in comparison to…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Learning Disabilities, Scores, Testing Accommodations
Kobrin, Jennifer L.; Camara, Wayne J.; Milewski, Glenn B. – College Board, 2002
The SAT® and high school grades are the most accurate predictors of first-year college performance. Together, these two measures have a high multiple correlation (r = 0.7) with first-year college grades when the correlation coefficient is corrected for restriction in range, criterion unreliability, and different course grading standards…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Grade Point Average, Prediction, Scores