ERIC Number: ED237021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-23
Reference Count: N/A
College Admissions and the Transition to Postsecondary Education. Testimony to the National Commission on Excellence in Education. (Public Hearing, Chicago, Illinois, June 23, 1982).
Developments relating to college admission standards, the quality of high school curricula, and academic achievement are discussed by a representative of the College Board. Attention is directed to College Board data on the following issues: the decline on verbal and mathematics Scholastic Aptitude Test scores; trends in the number of years that specific disciplines are studied during high school; and national trends in high school performance and students' plans to attend college. Characteristics of college dropouts and persisters are addressed, and tests/programs that help students plan for college or compete for scholarships are identified. The following College Board programs are described: the Advanced Placement Program, which enables academically-talented students to undertake college courses at high school; the Student Outcome Information Service, which collects information on the effects of colleges on students and their attainment of goals; and Project EQuality, which is designed to improve the quality of secondary education and to increase access to postsecondary education. In order to help address predictive validity concerns, data are presented on: SAT scores, number of years of study by subject, self-reported class rank, and estimated high school grade point average. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Persistence, Acceleration (Education), Access to Education, Advanced Placement, Aptitude Tests, Articulation (Education), Class Rank, College Admission, College Preparation, College School Cooperation, Educational Quality, Grade Point Average, Hearings, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Predictive Measurement, Secondary School Curriculum, Student Attrition, Student Characteristics
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, Evanston, IL.