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Wiley, Edward W.; Shavelson, Richard J.; Kurpius, Amy A. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2014
The name "SAT" has become synonymous with college admissions testing; it has been dubbed "the gold standard." Numerous studies on its reliability and predictive validity show that the SAT predicts college performance beyond high school grade point average. Surprisingly, studies of the factorial structure of the current version…
Descriptors: College Readiness, College Admission, College Entrance Examinations, Factor Analysis
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Belov, Dmitry I.; Armstrong, Ronald D. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2009
The recent literature on computerized adaptive testing (CAT) has developed methods for creating CAT item pools from a large master pool. Each CAT pool is designed as a set of nonoverlapping forms reflecting the skill levels of an assumed population of test takers. This article presents a Monte Carlo method to obtain these CAT pools and discusses…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Adaptive Testing, Item Banks, Test Items
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Aiken, Lewis R. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1989
Two alternatives to traditional item analysis and reliability estimation procedures are considered for determining the difficulty, discrimination, and reliability of optional items on essay and other tests. A computer program to compute these measures is described, and illustrations are given. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Computer Software, Difficulty Level, Essay Tests
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Alvidres, Maria D.; Whitworth, Randolph H. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1981
A validity study on a locally developed college entrance examination was conducted. Thirteen variables combined accounted for only 20 percent of the total variance in university grade point average. A critical analysis of the entrance examination and university selection procedures is discussed and contrasted with data from United States colleges.…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, College Entrance Examinations, College Freshmen, Foreign Countries