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ERIC Number: ED105462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 11
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Hasty Puddings: External Testing and the English Department.
Walling, W.
This paper discusses some of the problems posed by external testing, including the social and racial complexities and the serious intellectual issues raised by the nature of a "standardized" examination. It is argued that these and other problems are likely to intensify to an unprecedented degree during the next several years as a result of budgetary concerns now threatening to dominate virtually all educational issues. The concept of an admissions test is irrelevant and is potentially a serious injustice to a significant portion of students entering college. Educators must learn to use the various options for external testing, including a battery of less crucial placement examinations. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (26th, St. Louis, Missouri, March 13-15, 1975)