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Edwards, Kelcey; Perfetto, Greg; Hossler, Don; Kelly, Patrick J. – College Board, 2012
There are many changes occurring in higher education, and often it is difficult to see trends nationally. In this presentation, experts working with national data present trends in higher education from a forward-looking perspective. Senior researchers from the College Board provide trends using College Board SAT and AP data, as well as new…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Trends, Human Capital, Enrollment Trends
Edwards, Kelcey; Sawtell, Ellen; Perfetto, Greg; Shapiro, Douglas T.; Kelly, Patrick J. – College Board, 2013
In this session presented at the Middle States Regional Forum (February 2013), experts working with national data presented trends in higher education from a forward-looking perspective. Senior researchers from the College Board provided trends using SAT, AP, and Net Price Calculator data. The research director of the National Student…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Trends, Human Capital, Enrollment Trends
Byers, Jenny; Mattern, Krista D.; Shaw, Emily J.; Springall, Robert – College Board, 2011
Presented at the College Board National Forum, October 26, 2011. Choosing a college major is challenging enough, without stopping to consider the impact it has on a student's college experience and career choice. To provide support during this major decision, participants in this session will develop strategies to facilitate students in making an…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Decision Making, High School Students, Intervention
Sawtell, Ellen A.; Gillie, Jacqueline M.; Smith, Patricia Z. – College Board, 2012
In February 2012, the College Board published The 8th Annual AP Report to the Nation. This session provides a deeper dive into key information for the United States with an emphasis on Florida, and participants hear how one school in Florida utilizes AP Potential™ to help build their AP Program. Participants also learn about AP participation and…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, STEM Education, Student Participation, Racial Differences
Balemian, Kara; Feng, Jing – College Board, 2013
Presented at the AP Annual Conference (APAC) in Las Vegas, NV in July 2013. This analysis takes a close look at first-generation Advanced Placement® (AP®) test takers to better understand the needs and challenges they face on their path to college. The analysis focuses on college-bound AP test takers who also took the SAT and examines a variety of…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Advanced Placement Programs, Achievement Tests, College Bound Students
Edwards, Kelcey; Sawtell, Ellen – College Board, 2013
Presented at the Advanced Placement Annual Conference (APAC) in Las Vegas, NV in July 2013. This presentation reviews new research examining the AP® experience of Hispanic graduates over the past decade. Topics include an in-depth look at the AP Spanish Language and Culture gateway hypothesis and trends in family characteristics such as parent…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Hispanic American Students, High School Graduates, Family Characteristics
Kaliski, Pamela; Wind, Stefanie A.; Engelhard, George, Jr.; Morgan, Deanna; Plake, Barbara; Reshetar, Rosemary – College Board, 2012
The Many-Facet Rasch (MFR) Model is traditionally used to evaluate the quality of ratings on constructed response assessments; however, it can also be used to evaluate the quality of judgments from panel-based standard setting procedures. The current study illustrates the use of the MFR Model by examining the quality of ratings obtained from a…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Achievement Tests, Item Response Theory, Models
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
Reshetar, Rosemary; Kaliski, Pamela; Chajewski, Michael; Lionberger, Karen – College Board, 2012
This presentation summarizes a pilot study conducted after the May 2011 administration of the AP Environmental Science Exam. The study used analytical methods based on scaled anchoring as input to a Performance Level Descriptor validation process that solicited systematic input from subject matter experts.
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Science Tests, Achievement Tests, Classification
Edwards, Kelcey; Duggan, Odette – College Board, 2012
Presented at the Advanced Placement Annual Conference (APAC) in Lake Buena Vista, FL in July 2012. This presentation reviews concepts central to achieving equitable AP access and success for all willing and academically prepared students. We analyze trends in participation and performance by race/ethnicity from the AP Report to the Nation and…
Descriptors: Data, Decision Making, Advanced Placement Programs, Equal Education
Kaliski, Pamela; France, Megan; Huff, Kristen; Thurber, Allison – College Board, 2011
Developing a cognitive model of task performance is an important and often overlooked phase in assessment design; failing to establish such a model can threaten the validity of the inferences made from the scores produced by an assessment (e.g., Leighton, 2004). Conducting think aloud interviews (TAIs), where students think aloud while completing…
Descriptors: World History, Advanced Placement Programs, Achievement Tests, Protocol Analysis
Huff, Kristen; Steinberg, Linda; Matts, Tom – College Board, 2009
Presented at the Annual Meeting of National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) in San Diego, CA in April 2009. This presentation provides an overview of ECD. In addition, the presentation describes the benefits of, as well as the challenges that were faced, in implementing ECD in the Advanced Placement Program.
Descriptors: Measurement, Evidence Based Practice, Test Construction, Advanced Placement Programs
Ewing, Maureen; Packman, Sheryl; Hamen, Cynthia; Clark, Allison – College Board, 2009
Presented at the Annual Meeting of National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) in San Diego, CA in April 2009. This presentation describes the methodology that was used with subject-matter experts (SMEs) to articulate the content and skills important in the domain, and then the iterative processes that were used to articulate the claims…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Advanced Placement Programs, Achievement Tests, Test Construction
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
Hendrickson, Amy; Patterson, Brian; Melican, Gerald – College Board, 2008
Presented at the Annual National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) in New York in March 2008. This presentation explores how different item weighting can affect the effective weights, validity coefficents and test reliability of composite scores among test takers.
Descriptors: Multiple Choice Tests, Test Format, Test Validity, Test Reliability
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