High school grades a better predictor than SAT scores

June 21, 2007

A new study of California university students has found that students’ high school grades are more indicative than their SAT scores of their ability to succeed at college.  Standardized tests are shown to add a “small but statistically significant” improvement to predictions, but are also found to be more reflective of socioeconomic status, biasing the admissions process if given too much weight.  The Chronicle of Higher Education (Subscription Required)