Technical Report on the SAT/NAEP Grade 12 Preliminary Comparability Study—Reading
ETS, 2008, GRADE 12
Preliminary study examining the overall comparability of the SAT critical reading section and the NAEP grade 12 reading assessment.
This study examined the overall comparability of the SAT critical reading section and the NAEP grade 12 reading assessment, as part of an initial exploration of feasibility prior to funding a more extensive and rigorous alignment study. If NAEP assessments and the SAT sections are judged to be comparable at a content specifications level, a more extensive study could be conducted to examine alignment at the item and scale levels.
Investigation of the alignment of NAEP and the SAT is part of an effort to determine ways to evaluate how grade 12 NAEP can be used to report students’ preparedness for post-secondary activities. Content alignment studies are recommended as a first step to studies that explore statistical relationships between performance on another assessment and NAEP.
Content Alignment: READING | SAT