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Moulder, Brad; Abdulla, Abdulbaset; Morgan, Deanna L. – College Board, 2005
The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) consists of a battery of 34 tests covering courses in which entering college students often enroll. CLEP exams are tools that help accredited colleges and universities provide course requirement exemptions to students who have gained outside-the-classroom knowledge of certain subjects. Students may…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Testing Programs, Prior Learning, Advanced Placement
College Board, 2005
In their 2004 paper "The role of Advanced Placement and honors courses in college admissions," (see ED492533) Saul Geiser and Veronica Santelices of the University of California, Berkeley, addressed the use of Advanced Placement Program (AP) and honors courses as a criterion for admission at the University of California system and…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, College Admission, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests
Milewski, Glenn B.; Johnsen, Daniel; Glazer, Nancy; Kubota, Melvin – College Board, 2005
The current paper presents the results of a large-scale, national, reading and writing curriculum survey and evaluates the alignment of the survey results to the reading and writing skills measured by the new SAT®. It was hypothesized that the skills measured by the writing and critical reading sections of the new SAT would be aligned to the…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests, Surveys, Reading Skills
Ewing, Maureen; Huff, Kristen; Andrews, Melissa; King, Kinda – College Board, 2005
In connection with the new SAT that was introduced in March 2005, research has been under way to investigate the feasibility of providing examinees with score reports that contain feedback on skills measured by the critical reading, mathematics, and writing sections of the test. The main purpose of this study was to estimate the reliability of the…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Scores, Feedback (Response), Reading Skills
Ackerman, Phillip L.; Kanfer, Ruth; Wolman, Stacey D. – College Board, 2005
The current study was designed to examine performance effects and fatigue effects associated with different total SAT testing times. In addition, the researchers examined personality, motivation, and other determinants of individual differences in examinee fatigue before, during, and after testing.
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Fatigue (Biology), Time, Personality Traits
Liu, Jinghua; Schuppan, Fred; Walker, Michael E. – College Board, 2005
This study explored whether the addition of the items with more advanced math content to the SAT Reasoning Test™ (SAT®) would impact test-taker performance. Two sets of SAT math equating sections were modified to form four subforms each. Different numbers of items with advanced content, taken from the SAT II: Mathematics Level IC Test (Math IC),…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Mathematics Tests, Test Items, Difficulty Level
Everson, Howard T.; Millsap, Roger E. – College Board, 2005
This report presents evidence that links participation in extracurricular activities (ECAs) in high school with higher SAT Reasoning Test™ (SAT®) scores. Using structural equation models (SEMs) with latent means, we analyzed data from a national sample of college-bound high school students. A series of structural equation models--isolating the…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Extracurricular Activities, Scores, Structural Equation Models
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
Gierl, Mark J.; Tan, Xuan; Wang, Changjiang – College Board, 2005
The results of this study conclude that there is a multidimensional basis for test score inferences on the mathematics and critical reading sections of the SAT. Results from the exploratory analyses indicate that the data are multidimensional, as mathematics displayed two dimensions and critical reading displayed three dimensions. The correlations…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests, Scores, Inferences
Liu, Jinghua; Feigenbaum, Miriam; Dorans, Neil J. – College Board, 2005
Score equity assessment was used to evaluate linkings of new SAT® to the current SAT Reasoning Test™. Population invariance across gender groups was studied on the linkage of a new SAT critical reading prototype to a current SAT verbal section, and on the linkage of a new SAT math prototype to a current SAT math section. The results indicated that…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Research Reports, Cognitive Tests, College Entrance Examinations
Shaw, Emily J. – College Board, 2005
There are many different ways to research the educational benefits of diversity. Most of the findings from the research in this field suggest that experiences with diversity in higher education result in significant benefits on learning and democracy outcomes. This paper offers several examples of previous studies, as well as recommendations and…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Higher Education, College Students, Questionnaires
Kerns, Mary-Margaret – College Board, 2004
The College Board developed a program in the content areas of English and mathematics designed to prepare students for challenging content as early as grade 6 and extending through high school. Conceived with the goal of creating high-quality professional development activities with associated instructional strategies embedded in instructional…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, Teacher Surveys
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
Engelhard, George, Jr.; Myford, Carol M. – College Board, 2003
The purpose of this study was to examine, describe, evaluate, and compare the rating behavior of faculty consultants who scored essays written for the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition (AP® ELC) Exam. Data from the 1999 AP ELC Exam were analyzed using FACETS (Linacre, 1998) and SAS. The faculty consultants were not all…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, College Faculty, Consultants, Scoring
College Board, 2002
Teachers and administrators were surveyed to determine the extent to which AP Vertical Teams for English were implemented in schools. Results indicate that even though the goals of the AP Vertical Teams were only partially realized, there was some positive impact on student exposure to Pre-AP instruction and AP courses and student performance on…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Program Implementation, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
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