Use of An Aptitude Test in University Entrance: A validity study

Chris Whetton, Ian Schagen, Catherine Kirkup, Rebecca Wheater, Jo Morrison

01 May 2007

Research report available to download from DfE

Research brief available to download from DfE

This is the first report of a research study to examine the validity of an aptitude test in higher education (HE) admissions. It describes and explores the relationships between scores on the SAT Reasoning TestTM (also known in brief as the SATĀ®), attainment measures (A levels and GCSEs) and background characteristics of the student sample.

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