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ERIC Number: ED613436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2021-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Examining the Stability of SAT Predictive Relationships across Cohorts and over Time
Marini, Jessica P.; Westrick, Paul A.; Shaw, Emily J.
College Board
The purpose of this study is to understand how well the national SAT Validity Study results (Westrick et al., 2019), which is based on the entering class of 2017, generalize to other cohorts of students and how well the SAT predicts longer term outcomes beyond first-year grade point average (FYGPA) and second-year retention. Results show that the validity of the SAT for predicting FYGPA remains stable and strong, and that the SAT is as predictive of the longer-term college outcomes (cumulative GPA through second-year and retention to thirdyear) analyzed in this study as it is of first-year college outcomes. Findings support the continued use of SAT scores in understanding student readiness for college and for making more informed decisions related to admissions, placement, scholarship/honors program, instructional support, and advising on campus.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Board
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A