Reporting Subscores from College Admission Tests

  • Per-Erik Lyrén


The added value of reporting subscores on a college admission test (SweSAT) was examined in this study. Using a CTT-derived objective method for determining the value of reporting subscores, it was concluded that there is added value in reporting section scores (Verbal/Quantitative) as well as subtest scores. These results differ from a study of the SAT I and a study of a basic skills test and thus highlight the need for practitioners and researchers to gather empirical evidence to support the reporting of subscores. The cause of the disparate results seems to be related to differences in the composition of the tests rather than differences in the composition of the examinee groups. Accessed 9,127 times on from March 17, 2009 to December 31, 2019. For downloads from January 1, 2020 forward, please click on the PlumX Metrics link to the right.

Keywords: Standardized Tests

How to Cite:

Lyrén, P., (2009) “Reporting Subscores from College Admission Tests”, Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation 14(1): 4. doi:

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