Conduct Institutional Validity Studies

Design your own institutional study with ACES.

The Admitted Class Evaluation Service™ (ACES™) helps colleges and universities conduct validity research on College Board assessments used in admissions and placement. With this free online service, you can validate your policies in a variety of ways:

  • Implement predictive models for admissions, placement, advising, and retention practices and initiatives
  • Evaluate the relative and combined value of the predictors used in admissions and placement decisions
  • Examine relationships between predictors (like the SAT) and outcomes (like GPA, retention, completion) by subgroups of interest
  • Update credit or placement policies based on institutional data
  • Analyze possible new predictors to use in admissions or placement decisions
  • Understand how or if relationships between predictors and outcomes change over time