Search for dissertations about: "SweSAT"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the word SweSAT.

  1. 1. A perfect score : Validity arguments for college admission tests

    Author : Per-Erik Lyrén; Christina Stage; Marie Wiberg; Simon Wolming; Stephen G. Sireci; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : college admission tests; SweSAT; validity; interpretive arguments; predictive validity; equating; item revisions; subscores;

    Abstract : College admission tests are of great importance for admissions systems in general and for candidates in particular. The SweSAT (Högskoleprovet in Swedish) has been used for college admission in Sweden for more than 30 years, and today it is alongside with the upper-secondary school GPA the most widely used instrument for selection of college applicants. READ MORE

  2. 2. A fair score? : group independent validity arguments for college admission tests

    Author : Marcus Strömbäck Hjärne; Ewa Rolfsman; Christina Wikström; Per-Erik Lyrén; Jan-Eric Gustafsson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Fairness; Validity; Immigration; Dyslexia; Special populations; SweSAT; didactics of educational measurement; beteendevetenskapliga mätningar;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to investigate fair use of test scores for admission to higher education. In this thesis, fairness is narrowed down to an instrumental definition relating to a fair interpretation of test scores. The focus is on the use of the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT) for admission decisions. READ MORE

  3. 3. Theory and validity evidence for a large-scale test for selection to higher education

    Author : Jonathan Wedman; Marie Wiberg; Per-Erik Lyrén; Jo-Anne Baird; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SweSAT; validity; theoretical model; score reporting; subscores; DIF; equating; linking; Högskoleprovet; validitet; teoretisk modell; rapportering av provpoäng; ekvivalering; länkning; didactics of educational measurement; beteendevetenskapliga mätningar;

    Abstract : Validity is a crucial part of all forms of measurement, and especially in instruments that are high-stakes to the test takers. The aim of this thesis was to examine theory and validity evidence for a recently revised large-scale instrument used for selection to higher education in Sweden, the Swedish Scholastic Assessment Test (SweSAT), as well as identify threats to its validity. READ MORE

  4. 4. Essays on inputs, admissions and returns to education

    Author : Linn Karlsson; David Granlund; Magnus Wikström; Sandra McNally; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Economics of education; computers; TIMSS; academic achievement; admissions; upper secondary grades; SweSAT; underprediction; gender differences; adult education; second-chance education; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : Paper [I] analyses the associations between computer use in schools and at home and test scores by using TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) data for more than 900,000 fourth-graders in 2011 and 2015. Pupils who used computers at school, especially those who used them frequently, scored lower than students who never used computers. READ MORE

  5. 5. Test Design for Mean Ability Growth and Optimal Item Calibration for Achievement Tests

    Author : Jonas Bjermo; Frank Miller; Marie Wiberg; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; test design; item response theory; optimal experimental design; SweSAT; item calibration; vertical scaling; ability growth; computerized adaptive tests; Statistics; statistik;

    Abstract : In this thesis, we examine two topics in the area of educational measurement. The first topic studies how to best design two achievement tests with common items such that a population mean-ability growth is measured as precisely as possible. The second examines how to calibrate newly developed test items optimally. READ MORE