Rethinking the SAT: The Future of Standardized Testing in University Admissions / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$141.61
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $141.82
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 16%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (3) from $141.82   
  • New (3) from $141.82   

Overview

Rethinking the SAT is a unique presentation of the latest thoughts and research findings of key individuals in the world of college admissions, including the president of the largest public university system in the U.S., as well as the presidents of the two companies that sponsor college admissions tests in the U.S. The contributors address not only the pros and cons of the SAT itself, but the broader question of who should go to college in the twenty-first century.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415948340
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/1/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Rebecca Zwick is a Professor at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a former researcher for Educational Testing Service (ETS) and author of Fair Game: The Use of Standardized Admissions Tests in Higher Education (RoutledgeFalmer).

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Contributors
Pt. I Standardized Test and American Education: What Is the Past and Future of College Admissions Testing in the United States? 1
A History of Admissions Testing 5
Achievement versus Aptitude in College Admissions 15
Standardized Tests and American Education 25
Doing What Is Important in Education 33
Remarks on President Atkinson's Proposal on Admissions Tests 37
Aptitude for College: The Importance of Reasoning Tests for Minority Admissions 41
A Historical Perspective on the Content of the SAT 57
Innovation and Change in the SAT: A Design Framework for Future College Admission Tests 75
Commentary of Part I: Admissions Testing in a Disconnected K-16 System 93
Pt. II College Admissions Testing in California: How Did the California SAT Debate Arise? 101
Rethinking the Use of Undergraduate Admissions Tests: The Case of the University of California 103
UC and the SAT: Predictive Validity and Differential Impact of the SAT I and SAT II at the University of California 125
Commentary on Part II: Changing University of California Admissions Practices: A Participant-Observer Perspective 155
Pt. III Race, Class, and Admissions Testing: How Are Test Scores Related to Student Background and Academic Preparation? 163
Equitable Access and Academic Preparation for Higher Education: Lessons Learned from College Access Programs 167
Group Differences in Standardized Test Scores and Other Educational Indicators 189
Is the SAT a "Wealth Test"? The Link Between Educational Achievement and Socioeconomic Status 203
Evaluating SAT Coaching: Gains, Effects and Self-Selection 217
Commentary on Part III: Differential Achievement: Seeking Causes, Cures, and Construct Validity 235
Pt. IV The Predictive Value of Admissions Tests: How Well Do Tests Predict Academic Success for Students from a Variety of Backgrounds? 245
The Utility of the SAT I and SAT II for Admissions Decisions in California and the Nation 251
Replacing Reasoning Tests with Achievement Tests in University Admissions: Does It Make a Difference? 277
Differential Validity and Prediction: Race and Sex Differences in College Admissions Testing 289
The Effects of Using ACT Composite Scores and High School Averages on College Admissions Decisions for Ethnic Groups 303
Inequality, Student Achievement, and College Admissions: A Remedy for Underrepresentation 321
Reassessing College Admissions: Examining Tests and Admitting Alternatives 345
Commentary on Part IV: Predicting Student Performance in College 355
Author Index 359
Subject Index 365
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)