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An Exploratory Analysis of Performance on the SAT SAT

Wainer, Howard
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RR-83-36, PSRTR-83-40
ETS Research Report
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Comparative Analysis, Data Analysis, Ethnic Groups, SAT, Scores, Tables (Data)


Methods of exploratory data analysis are used to decompose data tables which portray the performance of various ethnic groups on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (the SAT). These analyses show: the size and structure of the differences in performance among the ethnic groups studied, the nature of changes across time, and the interactions between ethnic group membership and time. Suggestions regarding the clear display of results from data in this form are made and illustrated. (33pp.)

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