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Patelis, Thanos; Camara, Wayne; Wiley, Andrew – College Board, 2009
Presented at the 11th International Conference on Education (ICE) in 2009. This presentation provides an overview of the College Board and its efforts to develop college readiness indicators. The information provided includes a conceptual overview of the indicators and the research and development components in the development and validation of…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Definitions, Nonprofit Organizations, Educational Indicators
Shaw, Emily J. – College Board, 2011
Presented at the 23rd Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Conference in Atlanta, GA, in September 2011. Admitted Class Evaluation Service (ACES) is the College Board's free online service that predicts how admitted students will perform at a college or university generally, and how successful students will be in specific…
Descriptors: College Admission, Student Placement, Test Validity, Graphs
Shaw, Emily J.; Mattern, Krista D. – College Board, 2012
The current study will explore the validity and potential of using the SAT, in conjunction with HSGPA, to arrive at a predicted FYGPA to improve student retention at four-year postsecondary institutions. Specifically, this study examined whether college students who did not perform as expected (observed FYGPA minus predicted FYGPA) were more…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Validity, Grade Point Average, High School Students
Patterson, Brian F. – College Board, 2012
The main goal of this study was to illustrate and provide some direction for dealing with the complexities of propensity score matching within different multilevel contexts. Special attention is given to how procedures typically applied in a non-hierarchical setting may be modified to properly reduce the expected bias in the estimated treatment…
Descriptors: Probability, Scores, Statistical Bias, High School Students
Edwards, Kelcey; Sawtell, Ellen – College Board, 2011
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in New Orleans, LA in April 2011. The first study evaluated the level of interest in engineering as students approached the end of high school and explored the degree to which the academic preparation of these students shaped the engineering pipeline over a…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Preparation, Occupational Aspiration, Engineering
Kaliski, Pamela; Huff, Kristen; Barry, Carol – College Board, 2011
For educational achievement tests that employ multiple-choice (MC) items and aim to reliably classify students into performance categories, it is critical to design MC items that are capable of discriminating student performance according to the stated achievement levels. This is accomplished, in part, by clearly understanding how item design…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Academic Achievement, Expertise, Evaluative Thinking
Mattern, Krista D.; Shaw, Emily J. – College Board, 2010
Presented at the national conference for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in 2010. This presentation examines the relationship between academic self-beliefs and outcomes.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Ability, Self Concept, Correlation
Godfrey, Kelly E.; Matos-Elefonte, Haifa – College Board, 2010
[Slides] presented at AERA in Denver, CO in April 2010. In today's education climate, an enormous amount of pressure has been placed on states, school districts, and programs to produce graduates who are prepared to successfully enter, persist through, and graduate from the nation's universities and colleges. However, much of this research has…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, College Students, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
Finkelstein, Doreen – College Board, 2009
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in April 2009. Using a comprehensive longitudinal data set as an example, poses questions and raises issues around defining a high school curriculum that is related to indicators of college success.
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Secondary School Curriculum, Core Curriculum, College Bound Students
Godfrey, Kelly E. – College Board, 2009
[Slides] presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in 2009. This study investigated the presence of a general rise in high school grades without a corresponding rise in SAT scores, as well as different grading criteria between schools, as shown by differential relationships between AP course grades and exam scores. These…
Descriptors: Grade Inflation, High School Students, Aptitude Tests, Scores
Camara, Wayne – College Board, 2008
Presented at the conference for USC Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice (CERRP). This provides an overview of the various studies currently underway to establish the validity of noncognitive measures of success as a supplement to current cognitive measures which are used. Comparisons between what is defined as college readiness and…
Descriptors: College Readiness, College Admission, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Lee, John; Sawtell, Ellen – College Board, 2008
Presented at the Annual Dream Deferred Conference in Los Angeles, CA in April 2008. This presentation explores the participation and performance of African American students in the SAT and AP programs and use data to inform ways to better support and encourage achievement and college success.
Descriptors: African American Students, Student Participation, Performance, Advanced Placement Programs
Lee, John; Sawtell, Ellen – College Board, 2008
Presented at the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) School Summit in San Antonio, TX in July 2008. This presentation explores the participation and performance of African American students in the SAT and AP programs and use data to inform ways to better support and encourage achievment and college success.
Descriptors: African American Students, Student Participation, Performance, Advanced Placement Programs