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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
College Board, 2012
Looking beyond the right or wrong answer is imperative to the development of effective educational environments conducive to Pre-AP work in math. This presentation explores a system of evaluation in math that provides a personalized, student-reflective model correlated to consortia-based assessment. Using examples of students' work that includes…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Mathematics Instruction, Correlation, Educational Assessment
Patelis, Thanos – College Board, 2012
This is a keynote presentation given at AERA on developing a validity agenda for growth models in a large scale (e.g., state) setting. The emphasis of this presentation was to indicate that growth models and the validity agenda designed to provide evidence in supporting the claims to be made need to be personalized to meet the local or…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Statistical Analysis, Conferences (Gatherings), Evidence
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
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
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
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
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
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
Morgan, Deanna L.; Buckendahl, Chad W. – College Board, 2011
[Slides] presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Measurement in Education, 2011, New Orleans.
Descriptors: Cutting Scores, Computer Assisted Testing, Adaptive Testing, Common Core State Standards
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
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