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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
Finkelstein, Doreen – College Board, 2009
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in April 2009. Compares results of different approaches to propensity-score matching with hierarchical data.
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Computation, Probability
Finkelstein, Doreen – College Board, 2009
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in April 2009. Using a comprehensive longitudinal data set as an example, poses questions and raises issues around defining a high school curriculum that is related to indicators of college success.
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Secondary School Curriculum, Core Curriculum, College Bound Students
Plake, Barbara S.; Huff, Kristen; Reshetar, Rosemary – College Board, 2009
[Slides] presented at the Annual Meeting of National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) in San Diego, CA in April 2009. This presentation discusses a methodology for directly connecting evidence-centered assessment design (ECD) to score interpretation and use through the development of Achievement level descriptors.
Descriptors: Achievement, Classification, Evidence, Test Construction
Hendrickson, Amy; Huff, Kristen; Luecht, Ric – College Board, 2009
[Slides] presented at the Annual Meeting of National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) in San Diego, CA in April 2009. This presentation describes how the vehicles for gathering student evidence--task models and test specifications--are developed.
Descriptors: Test Items, Test Construction, Evidence, Achievement
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
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
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
Camara, Wayne – College Board, 2008
Presented at the conference for USC Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice (CERRP). This provides an overview of the various studies currently underway to establish the validity of noncognitive measures of success as a supplement to current cognitive measures which are used. Comparisons between what is defined as college readiness and…
Descriptors: College Readiness, College Admission, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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
Delgado, Jane – College Board, 2008
Presented at the National Conference on Student Assessment in Orlando, hosted by the CCSSO (Council of Chief State School Officers), June 2008. This presentation explores use of the assessments within the classroom and how those choices can affect performance and learning.
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Summative Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation
Lee, John – College Board, 2008
Presented at the Native American Student Advocacy Institute (NASAI) in Tsaile, AZ in May 2008. This presentation explores the participation and performance of Native American students in the SAT program and attempt to find a way to find how to better support and encourage students to ensure postsecondary access and excellence.
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, American Indian Students, Student Participation, Performance
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
Mattern, Krista D.; Woo, Sang Eun; Wyatt, Jeff N. – College Board, 2008
Presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference in New York in March 2008. This presentation explores if what a student believes is a good fit for them at an institution is supported by the evidence once they choose to attend an specific institution.
Descriptors: College Admission, Personality Theories, College Applicants, College Choice
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