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Shaw, Emily J. – College Board, 2011
Presented at the 23rd Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Conference in Atlanta, GA, in September 2011. Admitted Class Evaluation Service (ACES) is the College Board's free online service that predicts how admitted students will perform at a college or university generally, and how successful students will be in specific…
Descriptors: College Admission, Student Placement, Test Validity, Graphs
Mattern, Krista D.; Patterson, Brian F. – College Board, 2012
The College Board formed a research consortium with four-year colleges and universities to build a national higher education database with the primary goal of validating the revised SAT for use in college admission. A study by Mattern and Patterson (2009) examined the relationship between SAT scores and retention to the second year of college. The…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Scores, School Holding Power, Test Validity
Godfrey, Kelly E. – College Board, 2011
When educators see that two students received a B in a particular course in two different schools and/or years, does it indicate the same level of understanding and achievement for both students? This paper addresses the assumption that grades are equivalent within subjects across schools and years. By comparing course grades to a standardized…
Descriptors: Student Records, High Schools, Advanced Placement, Grade Point Average
Kobrin, Jennifer L.; Patterson, Brian F.; Shaw, Emily J.; Mattern, Krista D.; Barbuti, Sandra M. – College Board, 2008
This report presents the results of a large-scale national validity study of the SAT®. In March 2005, the College Board introduced a revised SAT, with an additional section in writing and minor changes in content to the verbal and mathematics sections. The first full cohort of students taking this test completed their first year of college in…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Predictive Validity, Test Validity, Scores
Godfrey, Kelly E. – College Board, 2009
Advanced Placement Program Summer Institute (APSI) courses provide teachers with an overview of the curriculum, structure, and content of specific AP courses. Attention is devoted not only to the development of curriculum but also to teaching strategies and the relationship of the course to the AP Examination. During the summers of 2006 and 2007,…
Descriptors: Career Academies, Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement Programs, Secondary School Teachers
Beatty, Adam S.; Sackett, Paul R.; Kuncel, Nathan R.; Kiger, Thomas B.; Rigdon, Jana L.; Shen, Winny; Walmsley, Philip T. – College Board, 2013
In recent decades, there has been an increasing emphasis placed on college graduation rates and reducing attrition due to the social and economic benefits, at both the individual and national levels, proposed to accrue from a more highly educated population (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2011). In the United States in particular, there is a concern…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High Schools, Academic Standards, College Preparation
Cooney, Siobhan M.; McKillip, Mary E. M.; Smith, Kara – College Board, 2013
The present study investigates how current college students perceive their experiences in high school Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses. The goal of this research was twofold: We wanted to not only add to the existing literature on outcomes for AP students but also investigate possible benefits for students without success (i.e., a score of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Online Surveys
Mattern, Krista D.; Patterson, Brian F. – College Board, 2011
The College Board formed a research consortium with four-year colleges and universities to build a national higher education database with the primary goal of validating the SAT® for use in college admission. The first sample included first-time, first-year students entering college in fall 2006, with 110 institutions providing students'…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Scores, Statistical Analysis, Predictive Validity
Wyatt, Jeffrey; Kobrin, Jennifer; Wiley, Andrew; Camara, Wayne J.; Proestler, Nina – College Board, 2011
The current study was part of an ongoing effort at the College Board to establish college readiness benchmarks on the SAT[R], PSAT/NMSQT[R], and ReadiStep[TM] as well as to provide schools, districts, and states with a view of their students' college readiness. College readiness benchmarks were established based on SAT performance, using a sample…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Benchmarking, High School Students, Readiness
College Board, 2014
From the moment students step into an Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) classroom, they notice the difference in the teacher's approach to the subject, in the attitude of their classmates, in the new way of thinking the curriculum requires. More than just a class, AP is a community of students and educators who are passionate, curious, and…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, African American Students, American Indian Students, Asian American Students
Ewing, Maureen; Camara, Wayne J.; Millsap, Roger E.; Milewski, Glenn B. – College Board, 2007
AP Potential™ is a data-driven tool offered by the College Board that uses scores from the PSAT/NMSQT® to identify students who have the potential to succeed in Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) courses (College Board, 2007). Research showing a moderate-to-strong correlation between PSAT/NMSQT scores and AP Exam scores serves as the basis for this…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Talent Identification, Scores, Standardized Tests
Keng, Leslie; Dodd, Barbara G. – College Board, 2010
This study sought to compare the performance of students in the College Board Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) compared to non-AP students on a number of college outcome measures. Ten individual AP Exams were examined in this study of students in four entering classes (1998-2001) at the University of Texas at Austin. The four main groups of…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Academic Achievement, College Students, Outcome Measures
Mattern, Krista D.; Patterson, Brian F. – College Board, 2012
The College Board formed a research consortium with four-year colleges and universities to build a national higher education database with the primary goal of validating the revised SAT®, which consists of three sections: critical reading (SAT-CR), mathematics (SAT-M), and writing (SAT-W), for use in college admission. A study by Mattern and…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Scores, Test Validity, Academic Persistence
Noeth, Richard J.; Kobrin, Jennifer L. – College Board, 2007
The purpose of this study was to learn whether there have been any changes in writing instruction across K-12 education in the past three years. A three-year time frame was chosen to structure the study as it included the time period subsequent to the College Board's first announcement of the SAT writing section (the 2002-03 academic year). The…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Educational Change, College Entrance Examinations, Language Arts
Patterson, Brian; Laitusis, Vytas – College Board, 2006
Continuing professional development is an important activity for most teachers in the K-12 system, and it is even required of some teachers in order to maintain certification (Maldonado, 2002). Professional development programs are predicated on the assumption that the teachers who receive the training will in turn positively affect student…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, College Entrance Examinations
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