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Freedle, Roy O. – Harvard Educational Review, 2004
I see much to be pleased with in Dorans' interesting response to my article, "Correcting the SAT's Ethnic and Social-Class Bias: A Method for Reestimating SAT Scores." However, I need to deal with several unstated assumptions and errors that underlie his presentation. In the process of enumerating his covert assumptions, I will take up…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Scores, Statistical Analysis, African American Students
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Marchant, Gregory J.; Paulson, Sharon E. – NASSP Bulletin, 2001
Differences among states' average SAT scores are almost entirely attributable to differences in percentage of test takers, parent education and income of test takers, and the high school rank and GPA of the test takers rather than to the quality of the states' education systems. Recommends changes in interpreting and reporting SAT scores.…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, High Stakes Tests
Steelman, Lala Carr; Powell, Brian – Phi Delta Kappan, 1985
Differences in the corrected state rankings on Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores are explained by the percentage of students taking the test and by student composition by sex, race, and average family income. Higher state per capita educational expenditures are significantly related to higher average SAT scores. Policy implications are…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Comparative Analysis, Educational Policy, Educational Quality