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The Status of Research on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and Hispanic Students in Postsecondary Education SAT

Pennock-Roman, Maria
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ETS Research Report
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Ford Foundation, University of California, College Entrance Examinations, Hispanic Americans, Predictive Validity, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), Scores, Test Format, White Students


In this review of research studies on differences between Hispanic American and White, non-Hispanic groups on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), four questions are addressed: (1) What factors are associated with ethnic group mean differences on the SAT? (2) What types of item format or content are identified as being differentially easier or more difficult for Hispanic vs. White, non-Hispanic students? (3) How accurately do selective admissions tests predict the performance of Hispanic students in college? and (4) Do Hispanic students have equal access to information necessary for long-term and short-term preparation for selective admissions tests? (57pp.)

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