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Lee, John; Sawtell, Ellen – College Board, 2008
Presented at the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) School Summit in San Antonio, TX in July 2008. This presentation explores the participation and performance of African American students in the SAT and AP programs and use data to inform ways to better support and encourage achievment and college success.
Descriptors: African American Students, Student Participation, Performance, Advanced Placement Programs
Godfrey, Kelly E. – College Board, 2009
[Slides] presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in 2009. This study investigated the presence of a general rise in high school grades without a corresponding rise in SAT scores, as well as different grading criteria between schools, as shown by differential relationships between AP course grades and exam scores. These…
Descriptors: Grade Inflation, High School Students, Aptitude Tests, Scores
Wolfe, Edward W.; Myford, Carol M.; Engelhard, George, Jr.; Manalo, Jonathan R. – College Board, 2007
In this study, we investigated a variety of Reader effects that may influence the validity of ratings assigned to AP® English Literature and Composition essays. Specifically, we investigated whether Readers exhibit changes in their levels of severity and accuracy, and their use of individual scale categories over time. We refer to changes in these…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Essays, English Literature, Writing (Composition)
College Board, 2001
The College Board's Advanced Placement Program was founded in 1955 to provide high school students an opportunity to take on the challenges of college-level work while still in high school. For 46 years, students have enrolled in AP courses, taken rigorous end-of-course AP Examinations to demonstrate their achievement, and frequently have received…
Descriptors: High School Students, Advanced Placement Programs, Achievement Tests, College Credits
Edwards, Kelcey; Perfetto, Greg; Hossler, Don; Kelly, Patrick J. – College Board, 2012
There are many changes occurring in higher education, and often it is difficult to see trends nationally. In this presentation, experts working with national data present trends in higher education from a forward-looking perspective. Senior researchers from the College Board provide trends using College Board SAT and AP data, as well as new…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Trends, Human Capital, Enrollment Trends
Kaliski, Pamela; France, Megan; Huff, Kristen; Thurber, Allison – College Board, 2011
Developing a cognitive model of task performance is an important and often overlooked phase in assessment design; failing to establish such a model can threaten the validity of the inferences made from the scores produced by an assessment (e.g., Leighton, 2004). Conducting think aloud interviews (TAIs), where students think aloud while completing…
Descriptors: World History, Advanced Placement Programs, Achievement Tests, Protocol Analysis
Huff, Kristen; Steinberg, Linda; Matts, Tom – College Board, 2009
Presented at the Annual Meeting of National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) in San Diego, CA in April 2009. This presentation provides an overview of ECD. In addition, the presentation describes the benefits of, as well as the challenges that were faced, in implementing ECD in the Advanced Placement Program.
Descriptors: Measurement, Evidence Based Practice, Test Construction, Advanced Placement Programs
Dodd, Barbara G.; Fitzpatrick, Steven J.; De Ayala, R. J.; Jennings, Judith A. – College Board, 2002
The purpose of this study was to address the validity of grades of 3 on AP® Examinations and to compare AP students to other relevant student groups. While research has shown that students who earn grades of 3 or higher and place out of introductory courses do well in the subsequent courses, there are some college faculty members who think this is…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, College Entrance Examinations, Grades (Scholastic), Validity
College Board, 2011
This catalog lists research reports, research notes, and other publications available from the College Board's website. The catalog briefly describes research publications available free of charge. Introduced in 1981, the Research Report series includes studies and reviews in areas such as college admission, special populations, subgroup…
Descriptors: Research Reports, Publications, Educational Research, College Students
Milewski, Glenn B.; Sawtell, Ellen A. – College Board, 2006
This study investigated relationships between scores on the verbal, mathematics, and writing sections of the PSAT/NMSQT and the following indicators of academic achievement in high school: years of study, participation in specific math and English language arts courses, high school grade point average, academic intensity, and participation and…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Entrance Examinations, Scores, Academic Achievement
Buck, Gary; Kostin, Irene; Morgan, Rick – College Board, 2002
The purpose of this study is to examine the content of the questions in a number of Advanced Placement Examinations and to attempt to identify content that is related to gender-based performance differences. Free-response questions for ten forms of the AP® Exams in U.S. History, European History, Biology, Microeconomics, and Macroeconomics were…
Descriptors: Test Content, Gender Differences, Correlation, Test Items
College Board, 2012
Looking beyond the right or wrong answer is imperative to the development of effective educational environments conducive to Pre-AP work in math. This presentation explores a system of evaluation in math that provides a personalized, student-reflective model correlated to consortia-based assessment. Using examples of students' work that includes…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Mathematics Instruction, Correlation, Educational Assessment
Godfrey, Kelly E.; Jagesic, Sanja – College Board, 2016
The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) is a computer-based prior-learning assessment that allows examinees the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of knowledge and skills necessary to earn postsecondary course credit in higher education. Currently, there are 33 exams in five subject areas: composition and literature, world languages,…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Test Validity, Scores, Mathematics Tests
Patterson, Brian F. – College Board, 2012
The main goal of this study was to illustrate and provide some direction for dealing with the complexities of propensity score matching within different multilevel contexts. Special attention is given to how procedures typically applied in a non-hierarchical setting may be modified to properly reduce the expected bias in the estimated treatment…
Descriptors: Probability, Scores, Statistical Bias, High School Students
McKillip, Mary E. M.; Mackey, Philip E. – College Board, 2013
This report shows college enrollment and graduation trends among Asian American SAT® takers who finished high school in 2004 and 2010 by student characteristics, including aspirations, self-perceived ability, and academic achievements. In every case, students in the top categories (high aspirations, high-perceived ability, high-assessed ability)…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Success, High School Graduates, College Entrance Examinations
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