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Shaw, Emily – College Board, 2010
Presented at the College Board National Forum in Washington, D.C., October 2010. This presentation examines the recent national validity evidence that supports the use of SAT Writing in college admissions and English placement. Additionally it includes information on the College Board's free online Admitted Class Evaluation Service (ACES) system,…
Descriptors: Test Validity, College Entrance Examinations, Writing Achievement, Writing Tests
Kobrin, Jennifer L.; Shaw, Emily J. – College Board, 2012
It is well-documented that students' prior knowledge, cultural background, and language proficiency play a role in how they read, interpret, and respond to writing tasks (Barkaoui, 2007; Connor & Kramer, 1995; Hinkel, 2002). Essays written by students from different language backgrounds often differ in their linguistic, stylistic, and…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Scores
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
Proctor, Thomas P.; Kim, YoungKoung Rachel – College Board, 2009
Presented at the national conference for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in April 2009. This study examined the utility of scores on the SAT writing test, specifically examining the reliability of scores using generalizability and item response theories. The study also provides an overview of current predictive validity…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Writing Tests, Psychometrics, 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
Wiley, Andrew – College Board, 2009
Presented at the national conference for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in 2009. This discussed the development and implementation of the new SAT writing section.
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Writing Tests, Test Construction, Test Format
Noeth, Richard J.; Kobrin, Jennifer L. – College Board, 2009
[Slides] presented at the national conference for AERA (American Educational Research Association). This study examined whether the addition of the Writing section caused the implementation of changes in writing instruction across the nation. It used survey data from teachers and administrators across the country to measure the impact on the…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Writing Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Writing Instruction
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