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Conway, Jeffrey – ACT, Inc., 2023
In the fall of 2020, ACT and the Mississippi Community College Board (MCCB) entered into a data sharing agreement in order to examine the validity of ACT's® WorkKeys® Assessments. WorkKeys Assessments measure students' foundational workplace skills. The focus of this technical brief is to summarize the results of several validity studies using a…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Community Colleges, Job Skills, Career Readiness
Wilson, Janet S. – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2018
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide SAT results released by the College Board on October 25, 2018. Participation and performance for the 2018 graduates in the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) on the redesigned SAT are included in this memorandum. The SAT results for 2017 graduates established a new baseline. College and Career…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Scores, High School Graduates, Public Schools
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Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2021
The "Using Promotion Power to Identify the Effectiveness of Public High Schools in the District of Columbia" study examined the promotion power of public high schools in the District of Columbia. This study examined public District of Columbia (DC) high schools' promotion power for three outcomes: meeting the College Board's college and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, School Effectiveness, Student Characteristics
Wilson, Janet S. – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2017
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide SAT participation and performance for the 2017 graduates in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). The College Board redesigned the SAT with the goal of measuring essential skills for college and career as well as relating the test content to everyday learning in classrooms. The redesigned SAT was…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Scores, Student Participation, High School Graduates
Gilleland, Kevin; Muli, Juliana – Wake County Public School System, 2014
The SAT is a national college entrance examination offered by the College Board and consists of three parts: Mathematics, Critical Reading, and Writing. The top score for each part is 800, for a total possible score of 2400. Colleges use SAT scores, in conjunction with other tools, to measure students' potential for success at the postsecondary…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Aptitude Tests, College Readiness, Benchmarking
Marini, Jessica P.; Beard, Jonathan; Shaw, Emily J. – College Board, 2018
Admission offices at colleges and universities often use SAT® scores to make decisions about applicants for their incoming class. Many institutions use prediction models to quantify a student's potential for success using various measures, including SAT scores (NACAC, 2016). In March 2016, the College Board introduced a redesigned SAT that better…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, College Admission, Knowledge Level, College Readiness
Achieve, Inc., 2018
Using a college admissions test as the statewide summative assessment is an attractive but risky option for some policymakers and parents. These assessments are used for admissions by nearly all higher education institutions, are shorter in length than most state-designed and consortia assessments, have brand name recognition, and are known for…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Accountability, Alignment (Education), College Readiness
Wyatt, Jeffrey N.; Remigio, Mylene; Camara, Wayne J. – College Board, 2012
In 2011, the College Board developed the SAT College and Career Readiness Benchmark to assist educators and policymakers in their efforts to better evaluate the college readiness of their students. This benchmark was designed to identify the point on the SAT score scale that is indicative of students' having a high likelihood of success in…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Educational Indicators, College Readiness, Reading Tests
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Perusse, Rachelle; Poynton, Timothy A.; Parzych, Jennifer L.; Goodnough, Gary E. – Journal of College Access, 2015
School counselor education program administrators (N = 131) responded to an online questionnaire where the importance and extent of implementation of The College Board's National Office of School Counselor Advocacy (NOSCA) Eight Components of College and Career Readiness in their school counselor education program were assessed. The mean…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Counselor Training, Graduate Students
Wyatt, Jeff; Smith, Kara; Proestler, Nina – College Board, 2014
The ability of the United States to remain competitive in the expanding global economy will require a more knowledgeable and skilled workforce than ever before. Most of the jobs in the fastest-growing industries will require individuals with some postsecondary education. As such, there is a need to engage students in an effective college- and…
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Graduates
Kobrin, Jennifer L.; Patterson, Brian F.; Wiley, Andrew; Mattern, Krista D. – College Board, 2012
In 2011, the College Board released its SAT college and career readiness benchmark, which represents the level of academic preparedness associated with a high likelihood of college success and completion. The goal of this study, which was conducted in 2008, was to establish college success criteria to inform the development of the benchmark. The…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Standard Setting, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Vasavada, Natasha; Wiley, Drew – College Board, 2011
Presented at the College Board National Forum, October 2011. In this session on academic preparedness and the Common Core, presenters summarized research on academic rigor and current course taking patterns for students and discussed how the new common core state standards will impact curriculum and expectations for student coursework.
Descriptors: College Preparation, Course Selection (Students), Common Core State Standards, Educational Attainment
Sanderson, Geoffrey T. – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2013
This memorandum describes the SAT participation and performance for the Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools (MCPS) Class of 2013 compared with the graduating seniors in Maryland and the nation. Detailed results of SAT and ACT by high school and student group for graduates in 2011-2013 are included. MCPS students continue to outperform the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, College Entrance Examinations, Student Participation, High School Students
Camara, Wayne – College Board, 2011
This presentation was presented at the 2011 National Conference on Student Assessment (CCSSO). The focus of this presentation is how to validate the common core state standards (CCSS) in math and ELA and the subsequent assessments that will be developed by state consortia. The CCSS specify the skills students need to be ready for post-secondary…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Benchmarking, Student Evaluation
Dow, Shae-Brie M. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
According to the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education & The Southern Regional Education Board (2010), there is a disparity between those who are college-eligible, and those who are actually college-ready. In New Jersey, a large percentage of students who graduate from its public schools are inadequately prepared for the…
Descriptors: School Size, Correlation, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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