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The Performance Assessment Study in Writing: Analysis of the SAT II: Writing Subject Test SAT II

Breland, Hunter M.; Kubota, Melvin Y.; Bonner, Marilyn W.
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RR-99-24, CBR-99-04
ETS Research Report
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College Board, Achievement Tests, Essay Tests, Higher Education, Performance Assessment, Predictive Validity, Scholastic Assessment Test, Writing Tests


In evaluating the SAT II: Writing Test as a predictor of these three criteria, special attention was given to comparisons of the predictive effectiveness of the essay and multiple-choice components of the test. It was concluded that both components were good predictors of the three criteria; however, the 40-minute multiple-choice component tended to produce higher predictive correlations than the 20-minute essay component. The best predictions were obtained when the two components were combined.

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