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Vasavada, Natasha; Wiley, Drew – College Board, 2011
Presented at the College Board National Forum, October 2011. In this session on academic preparedness and the Common Core, presenters summarized research on academic rigor and current course taking patterns for students and discussed how the new common core state standards will impact curriculum and expectations for student coursework.
Descriptors: College Preparation, Course Selection (Students), Common Core State Standards, Educational Attainment
Shaw, Emily J. – College Board, 2009
Presented at the College Board Western Regional Office (WRO) Forum in San Diego in February 2009. This presentation explores SAT test validity and how it can be used to inform both advisement and placement at the national or institution level. Institutional validity can be measured using the Admitted Class Evaluation Service (ACES) which schools…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Validity, Standardized Tests, Student Placement
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
Shaw, Emily J.; Kobrin, Jennifer L.; Patterson, Brian F.; Mattern, Krista D. – College Board, 2011
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in New Orleans, LA in April 2011. The current study examined the differential validity of the SAT for predicting cumulative GPA through the second-year of college by college major, as well as the differential prediction of cumulative GPA by college major among…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Predictive Validity, Grade Point Average, College Students
Patterson, Brian F.; Kobrin, Jennifer L. – College Board, 2011
This study presents a case for applying a transformation (Box and Cox, 1964) of the criterion used in predictive validity studies. The goals of the transformation were to better meet the assumptions of the linear regression model and to reduce the residual variance of fitted (i.e., predicted) values. Using data for the 2008 cohort of first-time,…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Evaluation Criteria, Regression (Statistics), College Freshmen
Kobrin, Jennifer L.; Kim, Rachel; Sackett, Paul – College Board, 2011
There is much debate on the merits and pitfalls of standardized tests for college admission, with questions regarding the format (multiple-choice versus constructed response), cognitive complexity, and content of these assessments (achievement versus aptitude) at the forefront of the discussion. This study addressed these questions by…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Mathematics Tests, Test Items, Predictive Validity
Mattern, Krista D.; Shaw, Emily J.; Kobrin, Jennifer L. – College Board, 2010
Presented at the national conference for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in 2010. This presentation describes an alternative way of presenting the unique information provided by the SAT over HSGPA, namely examining students with discrepant SAT-HSGPA performance.
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Grade Point Average, High School Students, Scores
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
Kobrin, Jennifer L.; Patterson, Brian F. – College Board, 2010
There is substantial variability in the degree to which the SAT and high school grade point average (HSGPA) predict first-year college performance at different institutions. This paper demonstrates the usefulness of multilevel modeling as a tool to uncover institutional characteristics that are associated with this variability. In a model that…
Descriptors: Scores, Validity, Prediction, College Freshmen
Shaw, Emily J.; Mattern, Krista D. – College Board, 2010
[Slides] presented at AERA in Denver, CO in April 2010. This study examined the relationship between students' self-reported high school grade point average (HSGPA) from the SAT Questionnaire and their HSGPA provided by the colleges and universities they attend. The purpose of this research was to offer updated information on the relatedness of…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Grade Point Average, High School Students, Correlation
Shaw, Emily J.; McKenzie, Elizabeth – College Board, 2010
[Slides] presented at the annual conference of the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling, April 2010. This presentation summarizes recent research from the national SAT Validity Study and includes information on the Admitted Class Evaluation Service (ACES) system and how ACES can help institutions conduct their own validity…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Validity, Educational Research, Predictive Validity
Shaw, Emily; Mattern, Krista; Patterson, Brian – College Board, 2009
Presented at the national conference for AERA (American Educational Research Association) . This study examined whether there are distinct differences in the demographic characteristics, HSGPA, first-year college performance, and second-year college retention rates among students who have discrepant CR-W performance.
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Reading Achievement, Writing Achievement, Scores
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
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