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Camara, Wayne; Sathy, Viji – College Board, 2004
This is the College Board's response to Roy O. Freedle's article in the Harvard Educational Review, entitled "Correcting the SAT's Ethnic and Social Class Bias: A Method for Reestimating SAT Scores." It is the authors' view that Freedle has presented no argument that would justify removing or de-emphasizing a critical college success…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests, Test Bias, Test Items
Morgan, Deanna L. – College Board, 2006
The introduction of the SAT Reasoning Test™ with a writing section in March 2005 and the concomitant elimination of the SAT® Subject Test in Writing after January 2005 have led many colleges and institutions to ask for guidance in using the new SAT Reasoning Test writing section scores for college placement and admissions. Standard-setting…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Logical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Placement
Patterson, Brian F.; Mattern, Krista D. – College Board, 2009
In an effort to continuously monitor the validity of the SAT for predicting first-year college grades, the College Board has continued its multi-year effort to recruit four-year colleges and universities (henceforth, "institutions") to provide data on the cohorts of first-time, first-year students entering in the fall semester beginning…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Validity, Prediction, Grades (Scholastic)
College Board, 2005
In their 2004 paper "The role of Advanced Placement and honors courses in college admissions," (see ED492533) Saul Geiser and Veronica Santelices of the University of California, Berkeley, addressed the use of Advanced Placement Program (AP) and honors courses as a criterion for admission at the University of California system and…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, College Admission, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests
College Board, 2001
The College Board's Advanced Placement Program was founded in 1955 to provide high school students an opportunity to take on the challenges of college-level work while still in high school. For 46 years, students have enrolled in AP courses, taken rigorous end-of-course AP Examinations to demonstrate their achievement, and frequently have received…
Descriptors: High School Students, Advanced Placement Programs, Achievement Tests, College Credits
Camara, Wayne J.; Copeland, Tina; Rothschild, Brian – College Board, 2005
Tests administered with accommodations to persons with disabilities have been considered nonequivalent to tests administered under standardized conditions to nondisabled test takers. This study examined the score change patterns for learning disabled students completing extended-time administrations of the SAT I: Reasoning Test in comparison to…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Learning Disabilities, Scores, Testing Accommodations
Kerns, Mary-Margaret – College Board, 2004
The College Board developed a program in the content areas of English and mathematics designed to prepare students for challenging content as early as grade 6 and extending through high school. Conceived with the goal of creating high-quality professional development activities with associated instructional strategies embedded in instructional…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, Teacher Surveys
Mattern, Krista D.; Patterson, Brian F. – College Board, 2006
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®, which is used in college admission and consists of three sections: critical reading (SAT-CR), mathematics (SAT-M) and writing (SAT-W). This report builds on a body of…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Validity, Prediction, Grades (Scholastic)
Niu, Sunny; Li, Jun; Merriman, Jennifer; Matos-Elefonte, Haifa – College Board, 2015
In this study, we compare SpringBoard® (SB) schools that had continuously used the SB English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum for at least three years with comparable non-SB schools. For high schools, the outcomes examined were school-level AP® participation and performance for a) all AP subjects, b) ELA and social science AP subjects, and c) ELA…
Descriptors: Language Arts, English Curriculum, Effective Schools Research, Comparative Analysis
Westrick, Paul A.; Marini, Jessica P.; Young, Linda; Ng, Helen; Shaw, Emily J. – College Board, 2023
This pilot study examines digital SAT® score relationships with first-year college performance. Results show that digital SAT scores predict college performance as well as paper and pencil SAT scores, and that digital SAT scores meaningfully improve our understanding of a student's readiness for college above high school grade point average…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Scores, Career Readiness, College Readiness
Westrick, Paul A.; Marini, Jessica P.; Young, Linda; Ng, Helen; Shaw, Emily J. – College Board, 2023
Traditionally, a college grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher has signified that a student has made acceptable academic progress and avoided academic probation. However, having a 3.00 or higher has signified a level of success that is often required for admission to graduate school, maintaining a scholarship or enrollment in an honors…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, College Freshmen, College Students, Student Characteristics
College Board, 2023
Over the past several years, content experts, psychometricians, and researchers have been hard at work developing, refining, and studying the digital SAT. The work is grounded in foundational best practices and advances in measurement and assessment design, with fairness for students informing all of the work done. This paper shares learnings from…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Psychometrics, Computer Assisted Testing, Best Practices
Marini, Jessica P.; Westrick, Paul A.; Young, Linda; Shaw, Emily J. – College Board, 2022
This study examines relationships between digital SAT scores and other relevant educational measures, such as high school grade point average (HSGPA), PSAT/NMSQT Total score, and Average AP Exam score, and compares those relationships to current paper and pencil SAT score relationships with the same measures. This information can provide…
Descriptors: Scores, College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Analysis, Test Format
Westrick, Paul A.; Marini, Jessica P.; Shaw, Emily J. – College Board, 2022
This SAT® validity study focuses on SAT relationships with student outcomes in career and technical education (CTE) programs at two-year postsecondary institutions. This study draws upon two samples, one with 14,357 students initially enrolled at 55 two-year institutions and another with 46,098 students initially enrolled at 580 institutions.…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Vocational Education, Outcomes of Education, Grade Point Average
Jagesic, Sanja; Wyatt, Jeff – College Board, 2022
The Advanced Placement® (AP®) Program offers high school students the opportunity to take rigorous coursework in high school and receive college credit for AP Exam scores that meet or exceed the requirements of their attending institution. Students receiving AP credit are typically exempted from an introductory level course or series of courses…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, High School Students, College Credits, Tests
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