SAT I/II as a predictor of academic success

Chuck Murcko
Fri, 11 Jan 2002 05:42:41 -0500

Isn't SAT I still considered to be the equivalent of a practice run on 
the standardized tests? U of CA is unique in requiring applicants to 
provide SAT I scores.

It would be interesting to see this analysis compared with one of 1970 
data to see if the changes to the test over the years have made SAT II a 
better predictive tool. There's been a lot of hoopla generated about the 
"dumbing down" of the SATs over the years.

A 1970 score of 1100 is roughly (by percentile ranking) equivalent to 
1325 in 2000.


On Thursday, January 10, 2002, at 06:19 PM, Jim Whitehead wrote:

> Presents data from the University of California on the predictive 
> capability
> of SAT I, SAT II, and High School GPA on Freshman year GPA.  Short 
> answer:
> High School GPA is the best predictor, SAT II is close behind, and SAT 
> I is
> a distant third.