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ERIC Number: ED564410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
AP Potential™ Expectancy Tables Based on PSAT/NMSQT® and SAT® Scores on the 2015-16 Redesigned Scales. Statistical Report 2016-2
Ewing, Maureen; Wyatt, Jeffrey N.; Smith, Kara
College Board
Historically, AP Potential™ has used PSAT/NMSQT® scores to identify students who are likely to earn a 3 or higher on a specific AP® Exam--based on research showing moderate to strong relationships between PSAT/NMSQT scores and AP Exam scores (Camara & Millsap, 1998; Ewing, Camara & Millsap, 2006; Zhang, Patel & Ewing, 2014a). For most subjects, AP Potential expectancy tables have been derived by combining 10th- and 11th-grade PSAT/NMSQT data with scores from AP Exams taken as either 11th- or 12th-graders during the following academic year. For AP European History and AP World History, ninth-grade PSAT/NMSQT scores and 10th-grade AP Exam scores were also recently included in the expectancy table calculations (Zhang, Patel & Ewing, 2014b). Starting with the launch of the redesigned SAT® Suite of Assessments (i.e., SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT™ 10, and PSAT™ 8/9) in the 2015-16 academic year, AP Potential will also be reported based on scores from additional PSAT/NMSQT tests (depending on the student's grade level) as well as be extended to reporting based on SAT scores. The purpose of this report is: (1) to describe how we created blended AP Potential tables that include PSAT/NMSQT and SAT data, and (2) to present these new tables on the 2015-16 redesigned scale for the SAT Suite of Assessments. The following appendix is included: Descriptive Statistics for PSAT/NMSQT and SAT Samples by AP Exam.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Board
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test; SAT (College Admission Test)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A