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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