Friday, August 19, 2011

Rethinking the SAT

• SAT scores more closely tied to parental income and education than any other data:

2005 college-bound seniors: Total group profile report. (2005). Princeton, NJ: College Board. Retrieved 27 August 2009 from

College Board. (2010). SAT trends: Background on the SAT takers in the class of 2010. Princeton, NJ: The College Board. Retrieved 17 August 2011 from

• SAT less predictive than GPA:

Kobrin, J. L., Patterson, B. F., Shaw, E. J., Mattern, K. D., & Barbuti, S. M. (2008). Validity of the SAT for predicting first-year college grade point average. College Board Research Report No. 2008-5. New York: The College Board. Retrieved 12 August 2008 from

• SAT remains racially biased:

Santelices, M. V., & Wilson, M. (2010, Spring). Unfair treatment? The case of Freedle, the SAT, and the standardization approach to differential item functioning. Harvard Educational Review, 80(1), 106-133.

• Gender bias in standardized testing:

Spelke, E. S. (2005, December). Sex differences in intrinsic aptitude for mathematics and science? American Psychologist, 60(9),950-958.

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