College Panel Calls for Less Focus on SATs

Here’s an article in the New York Times today on the recommendation by the college admission commission which includes some of the most influential colleges in the US that are advocating for less reliance on SAT scores and more focus on curriculum and achievements of the student. 

Some very interesting points raised…

– that test scores appear to calcify differences based on class, race/ethnicity and parental educational attainment.” 

-Dean of admissions and financial aid at Harvard, says amid growing concerns that the frenzy over standardized college admissions tests is misshaping secondary education and feeding a billion-dollar test-prep industry that encourages students to try to game the tests.

-The report suggests that what is needed is a new achievement test, pitched to a broad group of students, that would predict college grades as well as or better than available tests.


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