ERIC Number: ED049324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Access and Appraisal: Continuing Education, Higher Education, Career Entry. The Report of the Commission on Tests to the College Entrance Examination Board.
Gordon, Edmund W., Ed.
This issue of the IRCD Bulletin comprises Part I of the Report of the Commission on Tests of the College Entrance Examination Board, and a review of the recommendations made by the Commission. The Commission addressed itself to the question, "What can schools do to increase the readiness of students for further education, and what can colleges do to prepare to receive and deal with the kinds of students they are going to receive?" Examining criticisms of current tests and their use, the Commission concluded that the College Board should continue its testing functions in American education. However, considerable modification and improvement are needed if the tests and services are to support equitable and efficient access to the system of mass postsecondary education. Tests and services should serve three functions: (1) "distributive," or providing comprehensive and reciprocal descriptions of both students and college programs; (2) "credentialing," or certifying demonstrable educational attainment regardless of college attendance; and, (3) "educative," or instructing students in both subject-matter areas and decision-making. Specific recommendations for these changes are included. (Author/DM)
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Testing, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Testing, Equal Education, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Predictive Measurement, Relevance (Education), Standardized Tests, Student School Relationship, Test Interpretation, Testing Problems, Testing Programs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.
Note: IRCD Bulletin, v6 n4 Nov. 1970