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The Validity of Various Methods of Treating Multiple SAT Scores [microform] / R. F. Boldt and Others
Bib ID 5475914
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Boldt, R. F
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1986 
13 p. 

A review of the literature concerned with validity data and policies for various methods of treating multiple scores is reported, as are analyses of data from the College Board Validity Study Service. The analyses evaluated the use of Scholastic Aptitude Test--Verbal alone, Scholastic Aptitude Test--Mathematical alone, and the use of both in combination. The methods for treating multiple scores that were studied were to use the score from the administration with the highest Verbal plus Mathematical, the highest score, the most recent score, and the average. Best results, in terms of the highest average validity, were achieved using average Verbal plus Mathematical. Also evaluated were weighted combinations where all scores were used, but the highest or most recent received a unique, empirically determined weight. The combinations of variables and the four methods of treating multiple scores were evaluated in regression equations developed using one-time testers. All treatments of multiple scores resulted in underprediction of actual grades, with the highest score providing the least amount of underprediction. The discrepancy between predicted and actual grades varied across institutions. Data from the Student Descriptive Questionnaire were cross tabulated with the number of retests. It was found that first test score-level, income, and race were all related to the frequency of retesting. (Author/JAZ)


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Subjects Analysis of Variance.  |  College Entrance Examinations.  |  College Students.  |  Evaluation Methods.  |  Grade Prediction.  |  Higher Education.  |  Literature Reviews.  |  Mathematics Tests.  |  Predictive Validity.  |  Racial Differences.  |  Scores.  |  Socioeconomic Status.  |  Test Theory.  |  Verbal Tests.  |  Weighted Scores.  |  Retesting Scholastic Aptitude Test  |  College Board Validity Study Service Cross Validation Student Descriptive Questionnaire
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY
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