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Barnett, M.D.; Sonnert, G.; Sadler, P.M. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2014
Relativizing the popular belief that student effort is the key to success, this article finds that effort in the most advanced mathematics course in US high schools is not consistently associated with college calculus performance. We distinguish two types of student effort: productive and ineffective efforts. Whereas the former carries the…
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics Achievement, Correlation, Advanced Courses
Shaw, Emily – College Board, 2010
Presented at the College Board National Forum in Washington, D.C., October 2010. This presentation examines the recent national validity evidence that supports the use of SAT Writing in college admissions and English placement. Additionally it includes information on the College Board's free online Admitted Class Evaluation Service (ACES) system,…
Descriptors: Test Validity, College Entrance Examinations, Writing Achievement, Writing Tests
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Rueda, Norma G.; Sokolowski, Carole – Mathematics Educator, 2004
A study was conducted at Merrimack College in Massachusetts to compare the grades of students who took the recommended course as determined by their mathematics placement exam score and those who did not follow this recommendation. The goal was to decide whether the mathematics placement exam used at Merrimack College was effective in placing…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Mathematics Achievement, Statistical Analysis, Mathematics Instruction