Psychology Faculty Publications

Title

The SAT Does Not Need to Be So Time Consuming: The Predictive Validity of a Brief Version of the SAT

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Journal Title

North American Journal of Psychology

Volume

14

Issue

3

First Page

531

Last Page

540

Abstract

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.

Keywords

SAT, college students, college admissions

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