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Memorandum Concerning Study of Effects of Fatigue on Afternoon Achievement Test Scores Due to Scholastic Aptitude Test Being Taken in the Morning SAT

Tucker, Ledyard R
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ETS Research Memorandum
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College Board Achievement Tests, Fatigue (Biology), Performance Factors, Response Style (Tests), Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), Testing Problems


In general the groups who took only Achievement Tests in April 1946 received higher scores than those who took the Scholastic Aptitude Test and then the Achievement Test; however, the June 1945 Scholastic Aptitude Test scores show this same difference and the adjustment for differences in ability almost completely accounts for these higher scores. All of the mean discrepancies are vanishingly small with no consistency in signs. Consequently it is doubtful that fatigue has any large effect.

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