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Hartman, Jenifer J. – NASSP Bulletin, 2017
Increasing students' academic success in postsecondary endeavors is an important goal for both high school and college institutions today. However, the standards for high school graduation and college readiness are not well aligned, and successful transition from high school to college is problematic for many students, particularly in math. This…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Mathematics Achievement
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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
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Hawkins, Joseph A. – NASSP Bulletin, 1994
Regardless of how many times people are told by the Educational Testing Service not to use the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) as a gross measure of school productivity, the test continues to be used for that purpose. This article shows how misleading SAT scores and per-student-expenditure correlations are used to justify spending less money on…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Expenditure per Student, Misconceptions, Productivity