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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
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
Kim, YoungKoung; Wiley, Andrew; Packman, Sheryl – College Board, 2012
In the fall of 2009, the College Board conducted a curriculum survey to gather information on the curricula and institutional practices of high schools and colleges in the United States. The primary objective of the survey was to collect data on the knowledge and skills, or topics, taught in high school classrooms and assess the importance of…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, Mathematics Curriculum, National Surveys, Secondary School Curriculum
Antal, Judit; Melican, Gerald; Proctor, Thomas; Wiley, Andrew – College Board, 2010
Presented at the Annual Meeting of National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) in 2010. The focus of the research is to investigate the effect of applying the Sinharay & Holland (2007) midi-test idea for building anchor tests to an on-going testing program with a series of versions of the test and comparing these results to the more…
Descriptors: Test Items, Equated Scores, Test Construction, Simulation
Proctor, Thomas P.; Wyatt, Jeffrey; Wiley, Andrew – College Board, 2010
This report presents a methodology for the creation of a PSAT/NMSQT test score benchmark to identify students who are on track toward college readiness when completing high school. The proposed benchmark could create useful early indicators of whether students in grades 10 and 11 are on track to be college ready upon high school graduation. Two…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Entrance Examinations, College Readiness, Scores
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…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Benchmarking, High School Students, Readiness
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
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
Wiley, Andrew – College Board, 2009
Presented at the national conference for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in 2009. This discussed the development and implementation of the new SAT writing section.
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Writing Tests, Test Construction, Test Format
Lee, John; Wiley, Andrew – College Board, 2008
Presented at the College Board New England Regional Office (NERO) Forum in Boston in February 2008. This presentation explores first generation SAT test takers in various areas. Focusing on academic preparation, educational plans, work plans and college preferences differ between this group of students and the non-first generation students.
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, First Generation College Students, Student Characteristics, College Preparation
Deng, Hui; Wiley, Andrew – College Board, 2008
Presented at the Annual National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) in New York in March 2008. This presentation explores the growth trajectory of the SAT Reading scores and examine what demographics and variation may cause changes and affect growth.
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Reading Tests, Growth Models, Scores
Geller, Martha; Lee, John; Matos, Haifa; Wiley, Andrew – College Board, 2008
Presented at the Annual Prepárate Conference in Chicago, IL in May 2008. This presentation explores the participation and performance of Latino students in the SAT program and attempt to find a way to find how to better support and encourage students in striving for success.
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Hispanic American Students, Student Participation, Performance