ERIC Number: ED171820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Testing in the Post "Bakke" Period.
Astin, Alexander W.
Efforts to implement affirmative action programs will not be effective until alternatives to the traditional use of standardized tests in admissions, grading, and tracking are considered. These test scores are used in college admissions to predict college grades. Some kind of selective admissions process is needed, but admissions procedures should be designed to select students, and not to track them. Modifying admissions policies is the best way to remedy the unequal opportunity posed by tracking. Alternatives to the standardized test for admissions must be found if minorities are to gain equal access to higher education. (Author/MC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Address presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 11, 1979); Not available in hard copy due to the reproduction quality of the original document