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SAT Writing: An Overview of Research and Psychometrics to Date
Krista Mattern; Wayne J. Camara; Jennifer L. Kobrin;


The focus of this report is to summarize the research that has been conducted thus far on the new SAT Writing section. The evidence provided reveals that the new writing section has satisfactory psychometric quality in that its reliability is acceptable; it is significantly related to first-year college GPA and college English grades; it has been perceived to impact high school curriculum; and it does not result in larger score disparities among racial/ethnic groups.

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