ERIC Number: ED564417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Reference Count: 8
Validity of the SAT® for Predicting First-Year Grades: 2012 SAT Validity Sample. Statistical Report 2015 2
Beard, Jonathan; Marini, Jessica P.
The continued accumulation of validity evidence for the intended uses of educational assessment scores is critical to ensure that inferences made using the scores are sound. To that end, the College Board has continued to collect college outcome data to evaluate the relationship between SAT® scores and college success. This report provides updated validity evidence for using the SAT to predict first-year college grade point average (FYGPA) for the 2012 cohort. The following are appended: (1) Institutions Providing First-Year Outcomes Data for the 2012 Cohort; (2) Raw Correlations of SAT and HSGPA with FYGPA by Institutional Characteristics; and (3) Raw Correlation of SAT Scores and HSGPA with FYGPA by Subgroups.
Descriptors: Statistical Data, Predictive Validity, Educational Assessment, Evidence, Grade Point Average, College Freshmen, College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests, Institutional Characteristics, Correlation, Predictor Variables, Scores, Statistical Distributions, Questionnaires, Student Characteristics, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Family Income, Parent Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
Authoring Institution: College Board
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)