Does socioeconomic status explain the relationship between admissions tests and post-secondary academic performance?

@article{Sackett2009DoesSS,
  title={Does socioeconomic status explain the relationship between admissions tests and post-secondary academic performance?},
  author={Paul R. Sackett and Nathan R. Kuncel and Justin J. Arneson and Sara R. Cooper and Shonna D. Waters},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={2009},
  volume={135 1},
  pages={1-22}
}
Critics of educational admissions tests assert that tests measure nothing more than socioeconomic status (SES) and that their apparent validity in predicting academic performance is an artifact of SES. The authors examined multiple large data sets containing data on admissions and related tests, SES, and grades showing that (a) SES is related to test scores (r = .42 among the population of SAT takers), (b) test scores are predictive of academic performance, and (c) statistically controlling for… CONTINUE READING

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