Abstract—This paper will discuss the correlation between the
SAT and the Math Inventory Test. Many school districts
adopted the Math Inventory as a tool to measure student
growth from grades kindergarten through high school. The
Math Inventory is a computer-administered test that gives
students math problems spanning from counting to high school
level math. When completed, the students are given a quantile
measure, much like a Lexile score for reading skill. The purpose
of this study is to figure out if success on the Math Inventory is a
good indicator for performing well on the SAT. For most high
schools around the United States, objectives and lessons are
aligned with those of the SAT. The goal of high school teachers
is for students to excel on the SAT so that they can go to college,
which means the tests used in middle school should be aligned
with that goal. If the Math Inventory is not, then it might not be
a very good use of school time and resources. Data was analyzed
from the 2017-2018 school year from ten different high schools
in an urban school district to determine the correlation between
Math Inventory score, and the math score/sub scores of
SAT/PSAT. The value of the Pearson’s correlation coefficient is
used to suggest a fairly moderate positive relationship between
these two variables.
Index Terms—Math inventory, odds ratio, regression, SAT/PSAT.
The authors are with Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, USA (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Michael McDonald and Yulei Pang, "Comparing the Performance on the MI and SAT/PSAT for the Purpose of Monitoring Student Achievement," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 11, no. 12, pp. 590-596, 2021.Copyright © 2021 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).