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Sat Wars - The Case for Test-Optional College Admissions (Hardcover): David Hawkins
Sat Wars - The Case for Test-Optional College Admissions (Hardcover): David Hawkins

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Sat Wars - The Case for Test-Optional College Admissions (Hardcover)

David Hawkins; Edited by Joseph A. Soares

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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.

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Imprint: Teachers College Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 2011
First published: September 2011
Foreword by: David Hawkins
Editors: Joseph A. Soares
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Paper over boards
Pages: 226
ISBN-13: 978-0-8077-5263-0
Barcode: 9780807752630
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Education > Higher & further education > Colleges of higher education
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LSN: 0-8077-5263-0

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