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Wiley, Andrew – College Board, 2009
Presented at the national conference for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in 2009. This discussed the development and implementation of the new SAT writing section.
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Writing Tests, Test Construction, Test Format
Kim, YoungKoung; Wiley, Andrew; Packman, Sheryl – College Board, 2012
In the fall of 2009, the College Board conducted a curriculum survey to gather information on the curricula and institutional practices of high schools and colleges in the United States. The primary objective of the survey was to collect data on the knowledge and skills, or topics, taught in high school classrooms and assess the importance of…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, Mathematics Curriculum, National Surveys, Secondary School Curriculum
Kobrin, Jennifer L.; Patterson, Brian F.; Wiley, Andrew; Mattern, Krista D. – College Board, 2012
In 2011, the College Board released its SAT college and career readiness benchmark, which represents the level of academic preparedness associated with a high likelihood of college success and completion. The goal of this study, which was conducted in 2008, was to establish college success criteria to inform the development of the benchmark. The…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Standard Setting, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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)
McKillip, Mary E. M.; Mackey, Philip E. – College Board, 2013
This report shows college enrollment and graduation trends among African American SAT® takers who finished high school in 2004 and 2010 by various student characteristics, including aspirations, self-perceived ability, and academic achievements. In every case, students in the top categories were the most likely to enroll in four-year colleges…
Descriptors: College Attendance, Enrollment Trends, Graduation Rate, College Graduates
Proctor, Thomas P.; Kim, YoungKoung Rachel – College Board, 2010
The purpose of this paper is to provide information about how students' scores change when they retake the PSAT/NMSQT as juniors or take the SAT in the spring after they take the PSAT/NMSQT as juniors. Two research questions guided this study and motivated the approach for analysis of the data: How do scores change for students who took the…
Descriptors: Scores, Achievement Gains, Bayesian Statistics, College Entrance Examinations
Wyatt, Jeffrey N.; Remigio, Mylene; Camara, Wayne J. – College Board, 2012
In 2011, the College Board developed the SAT College and Career Readiness Benchmark to assist educators and policymakers in their efforts to better evaluate the college readiness of their students. This benchmark was designed to identify the point on the SAT score scale that is indicative of students' having a high likelihood of success in…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Educational Indicators, College Readiness, Reading Tests
Mattern, Krista D.; Patterson, Brian F.; Shaw, Emily J.; Kobrin, Jennifer L.; Barbuti, Sandra M. – College Board, 2008
The purpose of the study is to examine the differential validity and prediction of the SAT using a nationally representative sample of first-year college students admitted with the revised version of the SAT. The findings demonstrate that there are similar patterns of differential validity and prediction by gender, race/ethnicity, and best…
Descriptors: Validity, Prediction, College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests
Shaw, Emily – College Board, 2010
Presented at the College Board National Forum in Washington, D.C., October 2010. This presentation examines the recent national validity evidence that supports the use of SAT Writing in college admissions and English placement. Additionally it includes information on the College Board's free online Admitted Class Evaluation Service (ACES) system,…
Descriptors: Test Validity, College Entrance Examinations, Writing Achievement, Writing Tests
Mattern, Krista D.; Patterson, Brian F. – College Board, 2011
This report presents the validity of the SAT for predicting two second-year outcomes: (1) second-year cumulative GPA (2nd Yr Cum GPA), and (2) second-year grade point average (2nd Yr GPA). Similar to the results for first-year grade point average (1st Yr GPA), the SAT is strongly correlated with second year outcomes. For many significant…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Predictive Validity, Test Validity, Scores
Mattern, Krista D.; Patterson, Brian F. – College Board, 2014
In March 2005, substantial revisions were made to the SAT, to better align test specifications with K-12 curriculum (Lawrence, Rigol, Van Essen & Jackson, 2003). Over the last five years, the College Board has made a concerted effort to collect higher education outcome data to document evidence of the validity of the SAT for use in college…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Alignment (Education), Validity, Cohort Analysis
Shaw, Emily J.; Marini, Jessica; Mattern, Krista D. – College Board, 2014
The Study evaluated the predictive validity of various operationalizations of AP® Exam and course information that could be used to make college admission decisions. The incremental validity of different AP variables, above and beyond traditional admission measures such as SAT® and high school grade point average (HSGPA), in predicting first-year…
Descriptors: College Admission, Advanced Placement Programs, Grade Point Average, Predictive Validity
Sathy, Viji – College Board, 2005
This is a bibliographic list of coaching studies on the SAT conducted by external researchers.
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests, Bibliographies, Test Preparation
Shaw, Emily J.; Kobrin, Jennifer L.; Patterson, Brian F.; Mattern, Krista D. – College Board, 2011
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in New Orleans, LA in April 2011. The current study examined the differential validity of the SAT for predicting cumulative GPA through the second-year of college by college major, as well as the differential prediction of cumulative GPA by college major among…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Predictive Validity, Grade Point Average, College Students
Kobrin, Jennifer L.; Sinharay, Sandip; Haberman, Shelby J.; Chajewski, Michael – College Board, 2011
This study examined the adequacy of a multiple linear regression model for predicting first-year college grade point average (FYGPA) using SAT[R] scores and high school grade point average (HSGPA). A variety of techniques, both graphical and statistical, were used to examine if it is possible to improve on the linear regression model. The results…
Descriptors: Multiple Regression Analysis, Goodness of Fit, College Entrance Examinations, Test Validity
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