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

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

by Rebecca Zwick, Rebecca Zwick
 

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ISBN-10: 0415948347

ISBN-13: 9780415948340

Pub. Date: 02/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The outgrowth of a 2001 conference at the U. of California, Santa Barbara, this collection of edited papers weighs in on the debate over the worth of standardized tests in college admissions. Contributors address the history of college admissions testing as well as themes that are at the heart of a number of recent court cases: What is the purpose of admissions

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The outgrowth of a 2001 conference at the U. of California, Santa Barbara, this collection of edited papers weighs in on the debate over the worth of standardized tests in college admissions. Contributors address the history of college admissions testing as well as themes that are at the heart of a number of recent court cases: What is the purpose of admissions testing? How are admissions test scores related to students' cultural background and academic preparation? How well do the tests predict students' academic success? And how should we decide which students get the opportunity to go to the college of their choice? Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415948340
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/2004
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxvii
List of Contributorsxix
Part IStandardized Tests and American Education: What Is the Past and Future of College Admissions Testing in the United States?1
A History of Admissions Testing5
Achievement versus Aptitude in College Admissions15
Standardized Tests and American Education25
Doing What Is Important in Education33
Remarks on President Atkinson's Proposal on Admissions Tests37
Aptitude for College: The Importance of Reasoing Tests for Minority Admissions41
A Historical Perspective on the Content of the SAT57
Innovation and Change in the SAT: A Design Framework for Future College Admission Tests75
Commentary on Part IAdmissions Testing in a Disconnected K-16 System93
Part IICollege 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 California103
UC and the SAT: Predictive Validity and Differential Impact of the SAT I and SAT II at the University of California125
Commentary on Part IIChanging University of California Admissions Practices: A Participant-Observer Perspective155
Part IIIRace, 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 Programs167
Group Differences in Standardized Test Scores and Other Educational Indicators189
Is the SAT a "Wealth Test"? The Link between Educational Achievement and Socioeconomic Status203
Evaluating SAT Coaching: Gains, Effects and Self-Selection217
Commentary on Part IIIDifferential Achievement: Seeking Causes, Cures, and Construct Validity235
Part IVThe 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 Nation251
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 Testing289
The Effects of Using ACT Composite Scores and High School Averages on College Admissions Decisions for Ethnic Groups303
Inequality, Student Achievement, and College Admissions: A Remedy for Underrepresentation321
Reassessing College Admissions: Examining Tests and Admitting Alternatives345
Commentary on Part IVPredicting Student Performance in College355
Author Index359
Subject Index365

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