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Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

College GPA

2016

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Differential Prediction And Validity Of Advanced Placement (Ap®) For Student Subgroups, Minji K. Lee Jul 2016

Differential Prediction And Validity Of Advanced Placement (Ap®) For Student Subgroups, Minji K. Lee

Doctoral Dissertations

Concerns over fairness permeates every aspect of the testing enterprise, and one characterization of fairness in testing defined by the Standards (AERA, APA, & NCME, 1999) is a fairness as lack of bias. One important way to study bias in college admission context concerns the degree to which prediction equations are equivalent for different groups. To the extent that the AP variables are used together with admission test scores and previous academic records to predict future academic achievement,

it is important to know if members of one group are systematically predicted to obtain lower or higher grades than they actually achieve ...