The SAT Does Not Need to Be So Time Consuming: The Predictive Validity of a Brief Version of the SAT
North American Journal of Psychology
A brief, easily scored version of the SAT is as predictive of academic performance in college as is achievement on the standard SAT. Specifically, tests given to 890 university students found that scores derived from a 24 to 45 item (20 to 40 minute) version of the type of questions typically asked on the SAT are as predictive of numerical class grades as are standard SAT scores. We discuss some practical implications of a potentially shorter version of the test, including for individuals with disabilities.
SAT, college students, college admissions
Fagan, J., Holland, C., & Firmin, M. (2012). The SAT does not need to be so time consuming: The predictive validity of a brief version of the SAT. North American Journal of Psychology, 14, 521-540.