ERIC Number: ED120197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Minority Programs and Activities of the College Entrance Examination Board: A Critical Review and a Brief Look Ahead.
Hanford, George H.
The College Entrance Examination Board's (CEEB) internal review of its efforts to develop and implement programs to expand educational opportunities for minorities and the poor revealed that the Board had not been as successful as it had hoped. Most of the Board's efforts to ensure equal access to higher education focused on guidance programs, test center desegregation, financial assistance, and test use. Although these programs benefited some, few changes occurred in CEEB's major testing programs. CEEB found that extensive validity studies confirmed the predictive validity of their tests despite accusations of bias. Massive aid, to the neediest first, was seen as the only method for improving the educational opportunities of the poor, as the Board's College Scholarship Service need-analysis system was inadequate. Suggestions for the future were presented in these areas: explicit activities that should be continued or undertaken; explicit needs to which the College Board should make pragmatic response; explicit activities that should be deemphasized; general activities in which minority interests should be kept in the forefront of staff thinking; and areas in which the College Board has a social responsibility to support the interests of minority youth. (BJG)
Descriptors: Career Education, College Admission, College Entrance Examinations, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Discrimination, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Financial Problems, Guidance Programs, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Predictive Validity, Secondary Education, Test Bias, Testing Problems
College Entrance Examination Board, Box 2815, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 (Item No. 252 227, Free)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.