ERIC Number: ED328622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Life with the SAT: Assessing Our Young People and Our Times.
Hanford, George H.
The history and nature of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and issues that continue to be raised in the context of its use are discussed by a former president of the College Entrance Examination Board. This book provides insights into the changing role of college admissions testing since World War II; and considers the role of the SAT in relation to such diverse circumstances as the GI Bill, the Baby Boom, and the Civil Rights Movement. Topics addressed include: (1) the history of the SAT; (2) the origin of the SAT and its place in the testing world; (3) the nature of the SAT; (4) the decline of SAT scores in the 1960's and 1970's and the Educational Equality Project; (5) minorities and the SAT; (6) athletes and women; (7) politicians, public servants, and the media; (8) international perspectives; and (9) the development and nature of the College Board. More specifically, national manpower problems and international affairs, civil rights and intercollegiate athletics, television and the press, politics and bureaucracies, demographics and individuals, the science of psychometrics and the technology of testing, and education and attending college in the United States are considered. (TJH)
Descriptors: Athletics, Books, College Entrance Examinations, Educational Trends, Females, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, History, Mass Media Role, Minority Groups, Politics of Education, Public Officials, Test Use, Testing Problems
College Board Publications, Box 886, New York, NY 10101 ($17.95 paperback and $27.95 hardcover--ISBN-0-87447-404-3; $2.95 handling).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Board, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)