Prediction of academic performance by means of the Swedish scholastic assessment test
2008 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, ISSN 0031-3831, Vol. 52, no 6, 565-581 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article reviews ten predictive validity studies of the Swedish Scholastic Assessment Test (SweSAT). A primary result is that the predictive validity of the SweSAT seems to be highly dependent upon the study programme being examined; that is, the predictive validity is better at some programmes than others. When compared with the upper-secondary school grade point average, the predictive validity of the SweSAT seems to be fairly good, but there are major differences between study programmes in this case as well. However, it is suggested that the validity of the results is to some extent threatened by methodological issues. A general conclusion is, therefore, that there is room for improving the test itself, as well as the way that predictive validity studies are carried out.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis/Routledge , 2008. Vol. 52, no 6, 565-581 p.
admission system, higher education, prediction, validity
Pedagogy Probability Theory and Statistics Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject Education; Statistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-23596DOI: 10.1080/00313830802497158OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-23596DiVA: diva2:225381