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Use of an aptitude test in University entrance: a validity study

Kirkup, Catherine, Wheater, Rebecca, Morrison, Jo, Durbin, Ben and Pomati, Marco ORCID: 2010. Use of an aptitude test in University entrance: a validity study. [Working Paper]. Reserach Paper 26, London: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Available at:

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In 2005, the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) was commissioned to evaluate the potential value of using an aptitude test (the SAT Reasoning TestTM) as an additional tool in the selection of candidates for admission to higher education (HE). This five-year study was co-funded by the Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills (BIS), the NFER, the Sutton Trust and the College Board. This report presents findings from the final phase of the project, relating the prior attainment and SAT® scores of participating students who graduated in 2006 to their degree outcomes. It also summarises findings from the study as a whole, and cross references where appropriate to the various interim reports.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Publisher: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Funders: Department of Business Innovation and Skills, Sutton Trust, National Foundation for Educational Research, College Board
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2022 10:18

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