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Mattern, Krista D.; Patterson, Brian F. – College Board, 2014
In March 2005, substantial revisions were made to the SAT, to better align test specifications with K-12 curriculum (Lawrence, Rigol, Van Essen & Jackson, 2003). Over the last five years, the College Board has made a concerted effort to collect higher education outcome data to document evidence of the validity of the SAT for use in college…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Alignment (Education), Validity, Cohort Analysis
Shaw, Emily J.; Marini, Jessica; Mattern, Krista D. – College Board, 2014
The Study evaluated the predictive validity of various operationalizations of AP® Exam and course information that could be used to make college admission decisions. The incremental validity of different AP variables, above and beyond traditional admission measures such as SAT® and high school grade point average (HSGPA), in predicting first-year…
Descriptors: College Admission, Advanced Placement Programs, Grade Point Average, Predictive Validity
Mattern, Krista D.; Marini, Jessica P.; Shaw, Emily J. – College Board, 2013
The current study examined the role of AP® Exam participation and performance on four-year college graduation in four years. Because students who take AP Exams can earn college credit while still in high school, it was expected that AP students would have higher four-year graduation rates. Moreover, it was expected that AP students who earned…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Tests, Graduation, Higher Education
Mattern, Krista D.; Patterson, Brian F. – College Board, 2013
The College Board formed a research consortium with four-year colleges and universities to build a national higher education database with the primary goal of validating the revised SAT for use in college admission. A study by Mattern and Patterson (2009) examined the relationship between SAT scores and retention to the second year. The sample…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Scores, School Holding Power, Test Validity
Patterson, Brian F.; Mattern, Krista D. – College Board, 2013
The continued accumulation of validity evidence for the intended uses of educational assessments is critical to ensure that proper inferences will be made for those purposes. To that end, the College Board has continued to collect college outcome data to evaluate the relationship between SAT® scores and college success. This report provides…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Predictive Validity, Test Validity, Scores
Patterson, Brian F.; Mattern, Krista D. – College Board, 2013
The continued accumulation of validity evidence for the core uses of educational assessments is critical to ensure that proper inferences will be made for those core purposes. To that end, the College Board has continued to follow previous cohorts of college students and this report provides updated validity evidence for using the SAT to predict…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Predictive Validity, Test Validity, Scores
Mattern, Krista D.; Shaw, Emily J.; Marini, Jessica – College Board, 2013
The current study examines the relationship between the SAT® College Readiness Benchmark with the outcome of graduation from college in either four or six years. The results indicate that the SAT benchmark is indeed differentiating between those students who graduate within four years and those who do not, as well as between those who graduate…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Benchmarking, College Graduates, Academic Achievement
Mattern, Krista D.; Patterson, Brian F.; Wyatt, Jeffrey N. – College Board, 2013
Research has consistently shown that traditional admission measures--SAT® scores and high school grade point average (HSGPA)--are valid predictors of early college performance such as first-year grades; however, their usefulness to predict later college outcomes has been questioned, especially for the SAT. This study builds on previous research…
Descriptors: College Admission, Grade Point Average, College Entrance Examinations, Prediction
Mattern, Krista D.; Patterson, Brian F. – College Board, 2012
The College Board formed a research consortium with four-year colleges and universities to build a national higher education database with the primary goal of validating the revised SAT®, which consists of three sections: critical reading (SAT-CR), mathematics (SAT-M), and writing (SAT-W), for use in college admission. A study by Mattern and…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Scores, Test Validity, Academic Persistence
Mattern, Krista D.; Patterson, Brian F. – College Board, 2012
The College Board formed a research consortium with four-year colleges and universities to build a national higher education database with the primary goal of validating the revised SAT for use in college admission. A study by Mattern and Patterson (2009) examined the relationship between SAT scores and retention to the second year of college. The…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Scores, School Holding Power, Test Validity
Mattern, Krista D.; Patterson, Brian F.; Kobrin, Jennifer L. – College Board, 2012
This study examined the validity of the SAT for predicting performance in first-year English and mathematics courses. Results reveal a significant positive relationship between SAT scores and course grades, with slightly higher correlations for mathematics courses compared to English courses. Correlations were estimated by student characteristics…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Predictive Validity, Test Validity, Scores
Mattern, Krista D.; Wyatt, Jeffrey N. – College Board, 2012
A recurrent trend in higher education research has been to identify additional predictors of college success beyond the traditional measures of high school grade point average (HSGPA) and standardized test scores, given that a large percentage of unaccounted variance in college performance remains. A recent study by Wyatt, Wiley, Camara, and…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Grade Point Average, College Entrance Examinations, Scores
Shaw, Emily J.; Kobrin, Jennifer L.; Patterson, Brian F.; Mattern, Krista D. – College Board, 2012
The current study examined the differential validity of the SAT for predicting cumulative GPA (cGPA) through the second year of college by college major, as well as the differential prediction of cGPA by college major across student subgroups. The relationship between the SAT and cGPA varied somewhat by major, as well as by major and subgroup…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Predictive Validity, Test Validity, Scores
Shaw, Emily J.; Mattern, Krista D. – College Board, 2012
The current study will explore the validity and potential of using the SAT, in conjunction with HSGPA, to arrive at a predicted FYGPA to improve student retention at four-year postsecondary institutions. Specifically, this study examined whether college students who did not perform as expected (observed FYGPA minus predicted FYGPA) were more…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Validity, Grade Point Average, High School Students
Kobrin, Jennifer L.; Patterson, Brian F.; Wiley, Andrew; Mattern, Krista D. – College Board, 2012
In 2011, the College Board released its SAT college and career readiness benchmark, which represents the level of academic preparedness associated with a high likelihood of college success and completion. The goal of this study, which was conducted in 2008, was to establish college success criteria to inform the development of the benchmark. The…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Standard Setting, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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