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Pizzolato, Jane Elizabeth; Chaudhari, Prema; Murrell, Ennad Dyana; Podobnik, Sharon; Schaeffer, Zachary – Journal of College Student Development, 2008
Through 2 related studies, we investigated the relation between ethnic identity, epistemological development, and achievement among students of color. Findings suggest that the three variables are related, with ethnic identity and epistemological development together contributing to explaining variance in college GPA almost as well as a…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Grade Point Average, Academic Achievement, Racial Identification
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Mattern, Krista; Radunzel, Justine; Bertling, Maria; Ho, Andrew D. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2018
The percentage of students retaking college admissions tests is rising. Researchers and college admissions offices currently use a variety of methods for summarizing these multiple scores. Testing organizations such as ACT and the College Board, interested in validity evidence like correlations with first-year grade point average (FYGPA), often…
Descriptors: College Admission, Scores, Correlation, College Entrance Examinations
McNutt, Stephen Bishop – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Written at a time when the number of students taking standardized tests in U.S. public schools is at an all-time high, this dissertation presents and analyzes the contribution of standardized testing to intellectual identity formation as portrayed within the oral histories of four adults from the post-"A Nation at Risk" (1983) and…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Public Schools, Discourse Analysis, Oral History
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Saltzburg, Susan; Davis, Tamara S. – Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 2010
For youth who challenge the culturally fixed gender dichotomy through nonconventional gender expression, societal reaction can be harsh. Uncovering these youth voices as they pioneer new gender frontiers through pathways of language and social dialogue provides the focus for this manuscript. Drawing from discursive, narrative practices, we sat in…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Homosexuality, Gender Issues, Sexual Orientation
Mattern, Krista; Radunzel, Justine; Bertling, Maria; Ho, Andrew – ACT, Inc., 2017
The percentage of students retaking college admissions tests is rising (Harmston & Crouse, 2016). Researchers and college admissions offices currently use a variety of methods for summarizing these multiple scores. Testing companies, interested in validity evidence like correlations with college first-year grade-point averages (FYGPA), often…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Grade Point Average, College Freshmen, Correlation
Patterson, Brian F.; Packman, Sheryl; Kobrin, Jennifer L. – College Board, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Advanced Placement (AP) exam participation and performance on college grades for courses taken in the same subject area as students' AP Exam(s). Students' first-year college subject area grade point averages (SGPAs) were examined in nine subject areas: mathematics, computer science,…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, College Freshmen, Grades (Scholastic), Achievement Tests
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Graham, Anthony – Negro Educational Review, 2013
This investigation examined the Praxis I perceptions of Black undergraduate Education majors seeking admission into the Teacher Education Program at a historically Black university. Participants were 52 students conveniently selected from an Introduction to Teacher Education course where preparation for the Praxis I is emphasized. Academic…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Student Attitudes, Education Majors, College Applicants
Patterson, Brian F.; Ewing, Maureen – College Board, 2013
The Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) was created to provide access to rigorous, college-level curricula to motivated and prepared high school students. This study evaluated whether the AP Exam scores from the summative exams associated with 10 courses were valid for the placement of students into higher-level college courses in the subject area…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Scores, Student Placement, High School Students
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Gonsalves, Joanna – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2017
Improving rates of honors program completion is a goal of virtually all honors directors and deans, and research can help identify and evaluate promising strategies. A number of recent empirical studies have investigated predictors of program completion, including students' admission credentials and honors program features. Though specific…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Predictor Variables, College Admission, Program Descriptions
Patterson, Brian F.; Mattern, Krista D. – College Board, 2009
In an effort to continuously monitor the validity of the SAT for predicting first-year college grades, the College Board has continued its multi-year effort to recruit four-year colleges and universities (henceforth, "institutions") to provide data on the cohorts of first-time, first-year students entering in the fall semester beginning…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Validity, Prediction, Grades (Scholastic)
Au, Wayne, Ed. – Rethinking Schools, Ltd, 2009
Since the 1980s, "Rethinking Schools" magazine has been renowned for its commitment to racial equality in education. Now, "Rethinking Multicultural Education: Teaching for Racial and Cultural Justice" has collected the best Rethinking Schools articles that deal with race and culture. "Rethinking Multicultural…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Childrens Literature, Holidays, Race
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Dorans, Neil J.; Lawrence, Ida M. – Applied Measurement in Education, 1990
A procedure for checking the score equivalence of nearly identical editions of a test is described and illustrated with Scholastic Aptitude Test data. The procedure uses the standard error of equating and uses graphical representation of score conversion deviations from the identity function in standard error units. (SLD)
Descriptors: Equated Scores, Grade Equivalent Scores, Scores, Statistical Analysis
Okinaka, Russell – 1992
The use of aptitude and competency testing in the public school system can have some undesired effects on students in terms of the stress and anxiety tests can impose. Adolescence is already a time in a child's life when many different pressures are coming to bear upon the psyche. Among the most undesirable consequences that can result from the…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Aptitude Tests, Competence, Computer Assisted Instruction
GRIENEEKS, LAURABETH – 1967
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS CONDUCTED A STUDY TO DETERMINE IF DIFFERENT BEHAVIORAL PATTERNS APPEAR AMONG DIFFERENT TYPES OF COLLEGE STUDENTS--THE COLLEGIATE WHO PURSUES FUN, THE SKILL SEEKING VOCATIONAL STUDENT, THE KNOWLEDGE-FOR-ITS-OWN-SAKE ACADEMIC STUDENT, AND THE IDENTITY-CONSCIOUS NONCONFORMIST. DEMOGRAPHIC DATA, THE SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, College Students, Personality Assessment, Student Characteristics
Dorans, Neil J.; Lawrence, Ida M. – 1988
A procedure for checking the score equivalence of nearly identical editions of a test is described. The procedure employs the standard error of equating (SEE) and utilizes graphical representation of score conversion deviation from the identity function in standard error units. Two illustrations of the procedure involving Scholastic Aptitude Test…
Descriptors: Equated Scores, Error of Measurement, Test Construction, Test Format
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