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Liu, Jinghua; Schuppan, Fred; Walker, Michael E. – College Board, 2005
This study explored whether the addition of the items with more advanced math content to the SAT Reasoning Test™ (SAT®) would impact test-taker performance. Two sets of SAT math equating sections were modified to form four subforms each. Different numbers of items with advanced content, taken from the SAT II: Mathematics Level IC Test (Math IC),…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Mathematics Tests, Test Items, Difficulty Level
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
Oh, Hyeon-Joo; Walker, Michael E. – College Board, 2007
This study evaluated (1) whether essay placement (either at the beginning or at the end of the test battery) impacts test-takers' performance on the critical reading, mathematics, and writing multiple choice measures; and (2) whether essay prompt type (either a simple one-line prompt or a prompt including a short passage) affects test-takers'…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, High School Students, Essays, Prompting