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ERIC Number: ED021929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Pages: 5
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Verbal Ability: An Obsolete Measure!
Kendrick, S.A.
Council Journal, v6 n6 Mar 1968
Enrollment figures indicate that American colleges and universities are still segregated institutions. One-half of Negro college students are attending predominantly Negro colleges and most of the rest are attending junior colleges or other "open door" schools. Although there are a number of reasons for this academic qualifications for admission to selective colleges which are competing keenly for the very small group of Negro high school seniors with acceptable scholastic aptitude test scores. Those institutions which want to integrate must face the fundamental decision of altering traditional standards and practices in order to effectively educate the Negro students they admit. Colleges will need to reevaluate their competitive performance policies and might consider the establishment of separate courses or curriculums of varying difficulty to accomodate a student body with different capabilities. It would also be important for colleges to reexamine the persistent stress on verbal ability as an indicator of scholastic achievement and be willing to accept other kinds of competence as measures of achievement. (NH)
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