ERIC Number: ED326478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
College Admissions Tests: Opportunities or Roadblocks?
Gehshan, Shelly; And Others
Recent research shows that the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) systematically underestimates girls' ability to succeed in college, and suggests that this is because of a subtle pervasive bias in the construction of this and most other standardized tests. This issue brief reviews the research on gender bias in college admissions testing and the impact of test bias on girls, discusses the function of testing in U.S. society, and suggests some alternatives for addressing this problem. (DB)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Admission Criteria, College Admission, College Entrance Examinations, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Females, Higher Education, Males, Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination, Standardized Tests, Womens Studies
American Association of University Women, Sales Office, 11722 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852 (1.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Univ. Women, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Scholastic Aptitude Test
Note: For related documents, see SO 030 445-446.