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Smith, Kara; Jagesic, Sanja; Wyatt, Jeff; Ewing, Maureen – College Board, 2018
Projections by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (2012) point to a need for approximately one million more Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professionals than the U.S. will be able to produce considering the current rate of STEM postsecondary degree completions (Executive Office of the President of…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, STEM Education, Student Participation, High School Students
Ewing, Maureen; Jagesic, Sanja; Wyatt, Jeff – College Board, 2018
Students who double major have higher earnings and are more satisfied with their educational experience in college than those who graduate with a single major. In this study, the authors examine the extent to which a student's experience with academic acceleration programs in high school, specifically successful participation in the Advanced…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Criterion Referenced Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Scores
Ewing, Maureen; Wyatt, Jeff – College Board, 2017
Historically, AP Potential™ has used PSAT/NMSQT® scores to identify students who are likely to earn a 3 or higher on a specific AP Exam based on research showing moderate to strong relationships between PSAT/NMSQT scores and AP Exam scores (Camara & Millsap, 1998; Ewing, Camara, & Millsap, 2006; Zhang, Patel, & Ewing, 2014a). For most…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Aptitude Tests, High Schools, College Entrance Examinations
Staats, Tiffany Glenda – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this quantitative record of study was to explore the relationship between performance on EBRW scores on the SAT and participation in dual credit, advanced placement, or on-level junior English coursework. In addition, the relationship between participation in a collegiate academy magnet program and SAT performance was also of…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement Programs, Magnet Schools, High Schools
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Warne, Russell T.; Doty, Kristine J.; Malbica, Anne Marie; Angeles, Victor R.; Innes, Scott; Hall, Jared; Masterson-Nixon, Kelli – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
"Above-level testing" (also called "above-grade testing," "out-of-level testing," and "off-level testing") is the practice of administering to a child a test that is designed for an examinee population that is older or in a more advanced grade. Above-level testing is frequently used to help educators design…
Descriptors: Test Items, Testing, Academically Gifted, Talent Identification
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Anis, Yasmeen; Krause, Jeremy A.; Blum, Emily N. – Research in the Schools, 2016
Mathematics anxiety typically involves apprehension toward activities that require computation, which can lead to complications in every-day-life activities (Ashcraft, 2002). Mathematics anxiety also has become accepted as an issue associated with academic success for both children and adults (Ashcraft, 2002; Ashcraft & Moore, 2009; Beilock,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Anxiety, Gender Differences
Griffen, Ron – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Underrepresented high school students must be effectively prepared for postsecondary education. Ensuring that all students graduate from high school college-ready is requiring educators to rethink traditional programming in an attempt to better meet the needs of all students. Therefore, the utilization of college preparation programs such as…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Improvement Programs, Demonstration Centers, Disproportionate Representation
Trusty, Edward Maurice, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
There is an underlying assumption that regardless of student ethnicity, socio-economic status, or any other variable, elite, independent schools by mission and design are effective at producing successful students. This would cause some to conclude that all students enrolled in elite, independent schools perform similarly on all academic measures.…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Travel, Class Rank, Private Schools
Chen, Li – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Scholastic Aptitude Test, called SAT, has an immense influence in Chinese education. Most Chinese students choose to attend tutoring programs outside of the school curriculum to help them prepare. This study explores the tutoring programs both in China and the United States to assess variables that affect the quality of their preparation.…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Academic Aptitude, Grade Point Average
Shaw, Emily J.; Mattern, Krista D. – College Board, 2009
This study examined the relationship between students' self-reported high school grade point average (HSGPA) from the SAT Questionnaire and their HSGPA provided by the colleges and universities they attend. The purpose of this research was to offer updated information on the relatedness of self-reported (by the student) and school-reported (by the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade Point Average, Accuracy, Aptitude Tests
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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
Baird, Leonard L. – 1983
This study examined the statistical and institutional influences on the prediction of first-year college grades. The sources of information were the Validity Study Services file which summarizes the results of College Board validity studies and the College Handbook file which includes data about college characteristics. The criterion was the size…
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Aptitude Tests, College Entrance Examinations, College Freshmen
Dorans, Neil J.; Kulick, Edward – 1985
A visual display is introduced that enables one to compare the predictive validities of all possible non-negatively weighted sums of two predictors. This two-predictor validity curve assesses the level of predictability of a criterion from composites of two predictors. Derivations are presented for the general case. For illustrative purposes, the…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Correlation, Display Aids, Graphs
Costello, Francis J. – 1977
Entrance requirements and a weeding process conducted by way of a pre-engineering mathematics program act as a restriction on the number of students graduating with engineering degrees. This study examined the relationship between entrance requirements and the degree of student success upon graduation, as well as the validity of the weeding effect…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Admission Criteria, Aptitude Tests, College Mathematics
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