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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
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Shaw, Emily J.; Marini, Jessica P.; Mattern, Krista D. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2013
The current study evaluated the relationship between various operationalizations of the Advanced Placement[R] (AP) exam and course information with first-year grade point average (FYGPA) in college to better understand the role of AP in college admission decisions. In particular, the incremental validity of the different AP variables, above…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Grade Point Average, College Freshmen, College Admission
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Culpepper, Steven Andrew – Multivariate Behavioral Research, 2010
Statistical prediction remains an important tool for decisions in a variety of disciplines. An equally important issue is identifying factors that contribute to more or less accurate predictions. The time series literature includes well developed methods for studying predictability and volatility over time. This article develops…
Descriptors: Prediction, Individual Differences, Regression (Statistics), Computation
Mattern, Krista D.; Shaw, Emily J.; Xiong, Xinhui – College Board, 2009
This study focused on the relationship between students' Advanced Placement Program[R] (AP[R]) performance in AP English Language, Biology, Calculus, and U.S. History, and their subsequent college success. For each AP Exam studied, students were divided into three groups according to their AP Exam performance (no AP Exam taken, score of 1 or 2,…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Academic Achievement, Advanced Placement Programs, Calculus
Bridgeman, Brent; Lewis, Charles – 1991
Essay and multiple-choice scores from Advanced Placement (AP) examinations in American History, European History, English Language and Composition, and Biology were matched with freshman grades in a sample of 32 colleges. Multiple-choice scores from the American History and Biology examinations were superior to essays for predicting overall grade…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Biology, College Freshmen, English
Bridgeman, Brent – 1989
The Advanced Placement Program reports grades to students and colleges on a 1 to 5 point scale derived from combining the separate scores on the multiple-choice and free-response sections of Advanced Placement Examinations (ADPEs). In this study, predictions of grades in first-semester college biology courses were made based on students' separate…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Biology, College Bound Students, College Entrance Examinations
Ryan, Katherine E. – 1992
Whether specification of focal group membership based on ethnicity as well as educational opportunity affects differential item functioning (DIF) of test items was studied. Subjects were 4,342 freshmen admitted to a large midwestern university who completed the 40-item Advanced Mathematics Placement Examination in the spring of 1991. There were…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Black Students, College Freshmen, Comparative Testing
Aleamoni, Lawrence M.; Matsunaga, Allen – 1970
The College Entrance Examination Board Foreign Language Placement Tests were normed on students enrolled in French, German, Russian, and Spanish courses during Fall semester, 1969. Differences between performance at the four levels of each course were also investigated and comparisons made among CEEB test scores, course grades, and CEEB standard…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Freshmen, College Language Programs, Comparative Analysis
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Bridgeman, Brent; Lewis, Charles – Journal of Educational Measurement, 1994
Examination of the correlation between multiple-choice and essay portions of the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) examinations with grades of first-year students from 32 colleges (largest sample=6,243) shows the best correlation for multiple choice tests for 2 examinations, with multiple choice and essay performing nearly equally for the…
Descriptors: Biology, College Freshmen, Correlation, English
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Vopat, James B. – College English, 1981
A former reader-evaluator of essays for "Advanced Placement Examination in English" explains why he cannot with good conscience continue as "part of a process which tells these students they are (to different degrees) 'qualified."' (RL)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, College English, College Freshmen, Educational Assessment