ERIC Number: ED244539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-23
Reference Count: N/A
Public Hearing on College Admissions and the Transition to Postsecondary Education (Chicago, Illinois, June 23, 1982).
National Commission on Excellence in Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Perspectives on admission to college and the articulation between secondary school and postsecondary education are addressed in a 1982 public hearing. It is noted that there are two patterns: flexible admissions and inflexible admissions practices. Inflexible admissions places the emphasis on admissions, rather than the desired intellectual development. Attention is directed to high school preparation and pros and cons concerning the advanced placement program. Additional topics include: college entrance requirements and procedures for improving upon admission standards; the impact of social, political, and economic influences on the type and quality of educational programs; the question of whether raising admissions standards influences high school and elementary school curricula, support services for students to help them choose the right school and the right major, confusion regarding college admissions requirements, open door admissions, admissions and articulation at Catholic schools, the role of standardized tests and recent research on testing conducted by the Educational Testing Service, Hispanic problems and the opportunity for higher education, and views of teacher associations concerning quality education in public schools. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Advanced Placement, Articulation (Education), College Admission, College Choice, College Entrance Examinations, College Preparation, College School Cooperation, Educational Quality, Hearings, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Excellence in Education (ED), Washington, DC.