SAT Wars

SAT Wars

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What can a college admissions officer safely predict about the future of a 17-year-old? Are the best and the brightest students the ones who can check off the most correct boxes on a multiple-choice exam? Or are there better ways of measuring ability and promise? In this penetrating and revealing look at high-stakes standardized admissions tests, Joseph Soares demonstrates the far-reaching and mostly negative impact of the tests on American life and calls for nothing less than a national policy change. SAT Wars presents a roadmap for rethinking college admissions that moves us past the statistically weak and socially divisive SAT/ACT. The author advocates for evaluation tools with a greater focus on what youth actually accomplish in high school as a more reliable indicator of qualities that really matter in one's life and to one's ability to contribute to society. This up-to-date book features contributions by well-known experts, including a piece from Daniel Golden, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting in the Wall Street Journal on admissions, and a chapter on alternative tests from Robert Sternberg, who is the worlds most-cited living authority on educational research. As we continue to debate the use and misuse of standardized testing, SAT Wars will be important reading for a wide audience, including college administrators and faculty, high school guidance counselors, education journalists, and parents.... 56a€“58, 127, 135 decentralizationof, 62a€“63 Educational Opportunity Programs in , 62 Eligibility intheLocal Context (ELC) program in, 64, ... 37a€“40 minority studentsin, 27a€“28, 51, 59, 61a€“63 New SATin, 45a€“46n13 9+9a€“SAT IIpolicyin, 65, 66, 67 political factors affecting, 58, 59, ... 61a€“63 Special Action in, 56, 61a€“63 for transferstudents, 55a€“56 validity studies of, 55, 64, 71 University of Georgia, 6, 29, 127a€“135, anbsp;...

Title:SAT Wars
Author:Joseph A. Soares
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 2015-04-17


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