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Ewing, Maureen; Camara, Wayne J.; Millsap, Roger E. – College Board, 2006
The purpose of this study is to reexamine the relationship between PSAT/NMSQT scores and AP Examination grades using more recent test data in order to obtain additional validation evidence for using the PSAT/NMSQT to identify AP students. PSAT/NMSQT data from October 2000 and October 2001 and AP data from May 2002 and May 2003 were analyzed. The…
Descriptors: Correlation, Scores, College Entrance Examinations, High School Students
College Board, 2006
As individuals celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Advanced Placement Program[R] (AP[R]) in U.S. schools, they should honor the educators who are enabling a wider and more diverse group of U.S. students than ever before to succeed in college-level studies in high school. Yet they must also gaze clear-eyed at the inequities that remain and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Public Schools, Advanced Placement, Academic Achievement
Kobrin, Jennifer L.; Michel, Rochelle S. – College Board, 2006
This study employed logistic regression to predict the probability that a student would be successful in achieving a FGPA at various levels, based on that student's SAT scores and high school grade point average. Tables of accuracy rates are appended.
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
College Board, 2005
As the fiftieth anniversary of the Advanced Placement Program[R] (AP[R]) in U.S. schools approaches, it is the right time to issue the first "Advanced Placement Report to the Nation." This report uses a combination of state, national, and AP Program data in new ways to provide each U.S. state with a context for celebrating its successes,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Public Schools, Advanced Placement, Academic Achievement
Mandinach, Ellen B.; Bridgeman, Brent; Cahalan-Laitusis, Cara; Trapani, Catherine – College Board, 2005
The effects of extended time on SAT Reasoning Test™ performance are examined. The study explored the impact of providing standard time, time and a half (1.5 time) with and without specified section breaks, and double time without specified section breaks on the verbal and mathematics sections of the SAT®. Differences among ability, disability, and…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests, Timed Tests, Disabilities
Liu, Jinghua; Feigenbaum, Miriam; Dorans, Neil J. – College Board, 2005
Score equity assessment was used to evaluate linkings of new SAT® to the current SAT Reasoning Test™. Population invariance across gender groups was studied on the linkage of a new SAT critical reading prototype to a current SAT verbal section, and on the linkage of a new SAT math prototype to a current SAT math section. The results indicated that…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Research Reports, Cognitive Tests, College Entrance Examinations
Engelhard, George, Jr.; Myford, Carol M. – College Board, 2003
The purpose of this study was to examine, describe, evaluate, and compare the rating behavior of faculty consultants who scored essays written for the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition (AP® ELC) Exam. Data from the 1999 AP ELC Exam were analyzed using FACETS (Linacre, 1998) and SAS. The faculty consultants were not all…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, College Faculty, Consultants, Scoring
Breland, Hunter M.; Oltman, Philip K. – College Board, 2001
Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) Examinations in Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Comparative Government and Politics were studied to examine college course performance and gender differences. It was concluded that students who had received college credit for AP performed as well or better in higher-level college courses in Macroeconomics and…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Standardized Tests, Macroeconomics, Economics Education
Buck, Gary; Kostin, Irene; Morgan, Rick – College Board, 2002
The purpose of this study is to examine the content of the questions in a number of Advanced Placement Examinations and to attempt to identify content that is related to gender-based performance differences. Free-response questions for ten forms of the AP® Exams in U.S. History, European History, Biology, Microeconomics, and Macroeconomics were…
Descriptors: Test Content, Gender Differences, Correlation, Test Items
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