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Harrison, Carole S. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1990
Determines how academic ability, music experience, and musical aptitude contribute to grade prediction in the written-work, ear-training, sight-singing, and keyboard-harmonics portions of two college freshman music theory courses. Finds Scholastic Aptitude Test mathematics scores the best predictor of grades in written work and ear training.…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Auditory Training, College Freshmen
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Houston, Walter; Sawyer, Richard – College and University, 1991
A study examined the appropriateness of two methods for relating the enhanced American College Testing Program (ACT) Assessment Composite and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) total scores: equipercentile concordance and regression. Study results, potential inaccuracies, and the usefulness of institutional concordances based on their own data are…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education
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Dynarski, Mark – Economics of Education Review, 1987
To examine the reasons for declining Scholastic Aptitude Test scores during the past two decades, this paper proposes an empirical achievement model incorporating students' demographic characteristics and an expanding test-taking population. While test scores and participation rates are positively correlated, participation changes over time mask…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aptitude, Models, School Demography
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Behrendt, Amy; And Others – Economics of Education Review, 1986
The determinants of Scholastic Aptitude Test scores are estimated for 1982 in a regression analysis correcting for the proportion of students taking the test. Schooling variables and statewide graduation standards proved insignificant. Demographic variables (family size and education levels) proved significant and help explain SAT score decline in…
Descriptors: Bias, Demography, Family Influence, Graduation Requirements