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.... 56a58, 127, 135 decentralizationof, 62a63 Educational Opportunity Programs in , 62 Eligibility intheLocal Context (ELC) program in, 64, ... 37a40 minority studentsin, 27a28, 51, 59, 61a63 New SATin, 45a46n13 9+9aSAT IIpolicyin, 65, 66, 67 political factors affecting, 58, 59, ... 61a63 Special Action in, 56, 61a63 for transferstudents, 55a56 validity studies of, 55, 64, 71 University of Georgia, 6, 29, 127a135, anbsp;...
|Author||:||Joseph A. Soares|
|Publisher||:||Teachers College Press - 2015-04-17|