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Paek, Pamela L.; Braun, Henry; Trapani, Catherine; Ponte, Eva; Powers, Don – College Board, 2008
This report analyzes the relationship of Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) teacher practices and student performance on AP Biology and AP U.S. History Exams. Using a national survey of AP teachers, the study developed four models for each subject with public school teachers only and both public and nonpublic school teachers, using two standards of…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Teaching Methods, Achievement Tests, Academic Achievement
Breland, Hunter; Kubota, Melvin; Nickerson, Kristine; Trapani, Catherine; Walker, Michael – College Entrance Examination Board, 2004
This study investigated the impact on ethnic, language, and gender groups of a new kind of essay prompt type intended for use with the new SAT®. The study also generated estimates of the reliability of scores obtained using the prompts examined. To examine the impact of a new prompt type, random samples of eleventh-grade students in 49…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests, Ethnic Groups, Language Usage
Bridgeman, Brent; Trapani, Catherine; Curley, Edward – College Entrance Examination Board, 2003
The impact of allowing more time for each question on SAT® I: Reasoning Test scores was estimated by embedding sections with a reduced number of questions into the standard 30-minute equating section of two national test administrations. Thus, for example, questions were deleted from a verbal section that contained 35 questions to produce forms…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Items, Timed Tests, Verbal Tests