ERIC Number: ED045703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Report of the Commission on Tests: I. Righting the Balance.
College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
The charge of the Commission on Tests was to undertake a thorough and critical review of the College Board's testing functions in American education, to consider possibilities for fundamental changes in the present College Board tests and their use, and to make recommendations to the Board based on its conclusions. After reviewing current criticisms of tests and their use, the Commission concludes that the Board's testing functions and associated services, although needing adjustment and augmentation to hew closer to the public interest, should be continued and could serve three main functions: (1) a "distributive" function by contributing to comprehensive and sensitive descriptions of students, of colleges and their programs, and of the potential relationships between the two as both students and colleges engage in a process of reciprocal choice, (2) a "credentialing" function by certifying demonstrable educational attainment whether acquired by attendance in school or college or not, and (3) an "educative" function by instructing students both in subject matter areas and in the skills and methods of making decisions and choosing. See ED 039 396 for a background paper on the establishment of the Commission. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: College Admission, College Choice, College Entrance Examinations, Credentials, Educational Innovation, Equal Education, Minority Groups, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Testing Problems
Editorial Office, College Entrance Examination Board, 888 Seventh Avenue, New York, New York 10019
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Commission on Tests; Scholastic Aptitude Test