SAT I/II as a predictor of academic success
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
> of SAT I, SAT II, and High School GPA on Freshman year GPA. Short
> High School GPA is the best predictor, SAT II is close behind, and SAT
> I is
> a distant third.