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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
Lee, John; Wiley, Andrew – College Board, 2008
Presented at the College Board New England Regional Office (NERO) Forum in Boston in February 2008. This presentation explores first generation SAT test takers in various areas. Focusing on academic preparation, educational plans, work plans and college preferences differ between this group of students and the non-first generation students.
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, First Generation College Students, Student Characteristics, College Preparation
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
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
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
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
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
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; 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
Camara, Wayne – College Board, 2008
Presented at the Summer Institute on College Admissions at Harvard in June 2008. The presentation explores whether the SAT validity has changed with the test changes and if those changes affect specific subgroups.
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Validity, Change, Scores
Deng, Hui; Wiley, Andrew – College Board, 2008
Presented at the Annual National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) in New York in March 2008. This presentation explores the growth trajectory of the SAT Reading scores and examine what demographics and variation may cause changes and affect growth.
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Reading Tests, Growth Models, Scores
Geller, Martha; Lee, John; Matos, Haifa; Wiley, Andrew – College Board, 2008
Presented at the Annual Prepárate Conference in Chicago, IL in May 2008. This presentation explores the participation and performance of Latino students in the SAT program and attempt to find a way to find how to better support and encourage students in striving for success.
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Hispanic American Students, Student Participation, Performance
Sawtell, Ellen A.; Handwerk, Philip; Gillie, Jacqueline M. – College Board, 2007
Presented at the Advanced Placement Annual Conference (APAC) in Las Vegas, July 2007. This presentation explores the demographic and course-taking patterns that have been identified behind what students take AP exams and how to best reach the population of students that are not currently taking AP exams.
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Course Selection (Students), Standardized Tests, High School Students
Sawtell, Ellen A.; Sathy, Viji; Skrobela, David A. – College Board, 2007
Presented at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) in Kansas City in June 2007. This presentation explores what has been learned in the effort to maintain the ability to collect demographic information on SAT test takers when registration moved to the web. The information which is collected for research purposes include student's…
Descriptors: Response Rates (Questionnaires), Computer Assisted Testing, Testing Problems, Questionnaires