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Bridgeman, Brent; Laitusis, Cara Cahalan; Cline, Frederick – College Board, 2007
The current study used three data sources to estimate time requirements for different item types on the now current SAT Reasoning Test™. First, we estimated times from a computer-adaptive version of the SAT® (SAT CAT) that automatically recorded item times. Second, we observed students as they answered SAT questions under strict time limits and…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Items, Thinking Skills, Computer Assisted Testing
Bridgeman, Brent; Cline, Frederick – College Board, 2007
This study took an experimental approach to evaluating test speededness. In order to assess the benefits of extra time (or the penalty of strict time limits) on new SAT scores, sections that were designed to be administered with a 25-minute time limit were administered with a 40-minute time limit (or slightly more than time and a half) as part of…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Timed Tests, Standardized Tests, Time
Bridgeman, Brent; Pollack, Judith; Burton, Nancy – College Board, 2008
The ability of high school grades (grade point average) and SAT® scores to predict cumulative grades in different types of college courses was evaluated in a sample of 26 colleges. Appended are: (1) Sample Sizes, Means, and Standard Deviations for Subgroups Defined by Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Course Type; and (2) Prediction of Cumulative GPA by…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests, Grade Point Average, High School Students
Walker, Michael E.; Bridgeman, Brent – College Board, 2008
A recent study by Beilock, Reidell, and McConnell (2007) suggested that stereotype threat experienced in one domain (e.g., math) triggered by knowledge of a negative stereotype about a social group in that particular domain can spill over into subsequent tasks in totally unrelated domains (e.g., reading). The authors suggested that these findings…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Social Psychology, Negative Attitudes, Standardized Tests
Mandinach, Ellen B.; Bridgeman, Brent; Cahalan-Laitusis, Cara; Trapani, Catherine – College Board, 2005
The effects of extended time on SAT Reasoning Test™ performance are examined. The study explored the impact of providing standard time, time and a half (1.5 time) with and without specified section breaks, and double time without specified section breaks on the verbal and mathematics sections of the SAT®. Differences among ability, disability, and…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests, Timed Tests, Disabilities
Cahalan-Laitusis, Cara; King, Teresa C.; Cline, Frederick; Bridgeman, Brent – College Board, 2006
The purpose of this study is to provide information on actual time used by students with disabilities on the new SAT®. This study observed students with learning disabilities (LD) and/or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) as they took SAT items under strict time limits and recorded the amount of time taken for each item. The study is…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Timed Tests
Laitusis, Cara Cahalan; Morgan, Deanna L.; Bridgeman, Brent; Zanna, Jennifer; Stone, Elizabeth – College Board, 2007
This study examined operational data from the SAT Reasoning Test™ to determine if students who tested under extended-time conditions were suffering from excessive fatigue relative to students who tested under standard-time conditions. Excessive fatigue was defined by significant (a) increases in differential item functioning (DIF) and (b)…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Time, Timed Tests, Fatigue (Biology)