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Wyatt, Jeff; Jagesic, Sanja – College Board, 2021
In recent years, several states and districts have implemented programs and policies that have sparked growth among high school students taking College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP® ) exams to earn college credits, with some states including CLEP in their K-12 accountability structures. In the 2018-19 school year, 22% of CLEP exams taken were…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, High School Students, Dual Enrollment, College Credits
Westrick, Paul A.; Marini, Jessica P.; Shaw, Emily J. – College Board, 2021
This study explored how the SAT and High School Grade Point Average (HSGPA) can work together to help institutions to confidently admit, place, and support students in their academic majors while promoting student opportunity and success as well as institutional health and success. In particular, this study examined the differential validity of…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Majors (Students), Decision Making, Educational Planning
Marini, Jessica P.; Westrick, Paul A.; Shaw, Emily J. – College Board, 2021
The purpose of this study is to understand how well the national SAT Validity Study results (Westrick et al., 2019), which is based on the entering class of 2017, generalize to other cohorts of students and how well the SAT predicts longer term outcomes beyond first-year grade point average (FYGPA) and second-year retention. Results show that the…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average
Lazzaro, Christopher C.; Loveless, Tom; Sireci, Stephen; Webb, David C. – College Board, 2021
This study examined outcomes for AP® Calculus and AP Physics students on the 2015 Trends in International Math and Science Study (TIMSS) relative to other participating countries and other advanced math and science students in the United States. Compared to other countries in the study, AP Calculus BC and AP Physics C: EM students outperformed all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Mathematics Tests
Norris, Dwayne; Oppler, Scott; Kuang, Daniel; Day, Rachel; Adams, Kimberly – College Board, 2006
This study assessed the predictive and incremental validity of a prototype version of the forthcoming SAT® writing section that was administered to a sample of incoming students at 13 colleges and universities. For these participants, SAT scores, high school GPA, and first-year grades also were obtained. Using these data, analyses were conducted…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Writing Tests, Predictive Validity, Test Validity
Wyatt, Jeff; Jagesic, Sanja – College Board, 2020
The Advanced Placement® Program (AP®) 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, Achievement Tests, Academic Achievement, Introductory Courses
Westrick, Paul A.; Marini, Jessica P.; Shaw, Emily J. – College Board, 2020
This report examines the value of SAT scores for determining merit-based scholarship decisions as well as admission to highly selective academic programs such as honors programs or colleges. Results show that the SAT is a highly effective tool for predicting students' chances of earning a first-year grade point average (FYGPA) of 3.00 or higher…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Merit Scholarships, Decision Making, Competitive Selection
Jagesic, Sanja; Ewing, Maureen; Feng, Jing; Wyatt, Jeff – College Board, 2020
The AP Capstone Diploma ™ program was launched in 2014 to offer high school students an opportunity to learn interdisciplinary critical thinking and collaboration skills and complete college-level academic research by means of two Advanced Placement® (AP® ) courses: AP Seminar and AP Research. In these early years of the AP Capstone program,…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Capstone Experiences, High School Students, Student Participation
Marini, Jessica P.; Westrick, Paul A.; Young, Linda; Ng, Helen; Shaw, Emily J. – College Board, 2020
This study provides an initial analysis of the validity of the SAT to predict the academic performance of students attending higher education institutions outside of the U.S. The results from these three institutions (located in India, Scotland [United Kingdom], and Lebanon, respectively) provide evidence that the SAT is indeed a strong predictor…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Validity, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
Marini, Jessica P.; Westrick, Paul A.; Young, Linda; Shaw, Emily J. – College Board, 2020
Recent national research on the validity of the SAT shows that students with higher SAT scores are more likely to earn higher grades in college, and that SAT scores add about 15% more predictive power above high school grade point average (HSGPA) to estimate students' college performance (Westrick, Marini, Young, Ng, Shmueli, & Shaw, 2019).…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Validity, Test Validity, Scores
Marini, Jessica P.; Westrick, Paul A.; Young, Linda; Shmueli, Doron; Shaw, Emily J.; Ng, Helen – College Board, 2019
This paper presents the results of a national validity study examining relationships between new SAT Essay scores and first semester grades in English and writing courses, as well as first-year grade point average (FYGPA) in college. The sample includes more than 180,000 first-year students across 171 four-year institutions. Results show that…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Essays, Scores, College Freshmen
Marini, Jessica P.; Westrick, Paul A.; Young, Linda; Ng, Helen; Shmueli, Doron; Shaw, Emily J. – College Board, 2019
This study examines the validity of the current SAT® as a predictor of first-year academic performance and retention to the second year by student and institutional subgroups across more than 223,000 students from 171 four-year institutions. Results show that institutions can feel confident using SAT scores and HSGPA for admission, scholarship,…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Test Validity, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence
Smith, Kara; Jagesic, Sanja; Wyatt, Jeff; Ewing, Maureen – College Board, 2018
Projections by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (2012) point to a need for approximately one million more Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professionals than the U.S. will be able to produce considering the current rate of STEM postsecondary degree completions (Executive Office of the President of…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, STEM Education, Student Participation, High School Students
Ewing, Maureen; Jagesic, Sanja; Wyatt, Jeff – College Board, 2018
Students who double major have higher earnings and are more satisfied with their educational experience in college than those who graduate with a single major. In this study, the authors examine the extent to which a student's experience with academic acceleration programs in high school, specifically successful participation in the Advanced…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Criterion Referenced Tests, College Entrance Examinations, Scores
Marini, Jessica P.; Shaw, Emily J.; Young, Linda; Ng, Helen – College Board, 2018
College professors, administrators, admission officers, and other higher education leaders expect students to arrive at college ready and able to write, as it is among the most critical skills for college success. Knowing when writing is a weakness for a student and when additional instruction or support is needed is essential for advancing…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Essay Tests, Scores, Academic Achievement
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