The Role of Socioeconomic Status in SAT-Grade Relationships and in College Admissions Decisions

  title={The Role of Socioeconomic Status in SAT-Grade Relationships and in College Admissions Decisions},
  author={Paul R. Sackett and Nathan R. Kuncel and Adam S. Beatty and Jana Rigdon and Winny Shen and Thomas B. Kiger},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={1000 - 1007}
This article examines the role of socioeconomic status (SES) in the relationships among college admissions-test scores, secondary school grades, and subsequent academic performance. Scores on the SAT (a test widely used in the admissions process in the United States), secondary school grades, college grades, and SES measures from 143,606 students at 110 colleges and universities were examined, and results of these analyses were compared with results obtained using a 41-school data set including… 

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