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Ewing, Maureen; Huff, Kristen; Andrews, Melissa; King, Kinda – College Board, 2005
In connection with the new SAT that was introduced in March 2005, research has been under way to investigate the feasibility of providing examinees with score reports that contain feedback on skills measured by the critical reading, mathematics, and writing sections of the test. The main purpose of this study was to estimate the reliability of the…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Scores, Feedback (Response), Reading Skills
Delgado, Jane – College Board, 2005
SpringBoard is a comprehensive instructional program in English language arts and mathematics that reflects powerful, research-based understandings about how people learn. This report presents a model of learning based on cognitive science with particular attention to the role of memory and language. The instructional framework of strategic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language Arts, Mathematics Instruction, English Instruction
Ackerman, Phillip L.; Kanfer, Ruth; Wolman, Stacey D. – College Board, 2005
The current study was designed to examine performance effects and fatigue effects associated with different total SAT testing times. In addition, the researchers examined personality, motivation, and other determinants of individual differences in examinee fatigue before, during, and after testing.
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Fatigue (Biology), Time, Personality Traits
Burton, Nancy W.; Whitman, Nancy Burgess; Yepes-Baraya, Mario; Cline, Frederick; Kim, R. Myung-in – College Board, 2002
This project described the characteristics and teaching behaviors of those successfully teaching AP® Calculus AB and AP English Literature and Composition to underrepresented minority students. Its purpose was to assist educators in improving the participation and performance of underrepresented minority students in AP classes. Study results…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, Academic Achievement, Success, Advanced Placement Programs
Buck, Gary; Kostin, Irene; Morgan, Rick – College Board, 2002
The purpose of this study is to examine the content of the questions in a number of Advanced Placement Examinations and to attempt to identify content that is related to gender-based performance differences. Free-response questions for ten forms of the AP® Exams in U.S. History, European History, Biology, Microeconomics, and Macroeconomics were…
Descriptors: Test Content, Gender Differences, Correlation, Test Items
Milewski, Glenn B.; Gillie, Jacqueline M. – College Board, 2002
Information on test-takers collected at the time of examinations provides a rich description of AP students, but what are the characteristics of their teachers? The current study provides a glimpse into these characteristics by summarizing the results of the largest survey of AP teachers to date (32,109 responses). The AP Teacher Survey contained…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Surveys, Classroom Environment
College Board, 2002
Teachers and administrators were surveyed to determine the extent to which AP Vertical Teams for English were implemented in schools. Results indicate that even though the goals of the AP Vertical Teams were only partially realized, there was some positive impact on student exposure to Pre-AP instruction and AP courses and student performance on…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Program Implementation, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
Kobrin, Jennifer L.; Camara, Wayne J.; Milewski, Glenn B. – College Board, 2002
The SAT® and high school grades are the most accurate predictors of first-year college performance. Together, these two measures have a high multiple correlation (r = 0.7) with first-year college grades when the correlation coefficient is corrected for restriction in range, criterion unreliability, and different course grading standards…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Grade Point Average, Prediction, Scores
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