ERIC Number: ED446531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct-13
Reference Count: N/A
The Danger in Overemphasizing the Use of Scholastic Assessment Tests (SATs) as a Tool for College Admissions. Joint Hearing of the Senate Select Committee on Higher Education Admissions & Outreach and the Senate Committee on Education.
California State Legislature, Sacramento. Senate.
This publication compiles materials related to the October 13, 1999 public hearing before California State senate committees concerning the misuse of standardized test scores in deciding admissions to college. Section I, "Introduction," contains the hearing announcement, agenda, and a background paper. Section II, "U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights," contains a prepared statement on the appropriate use of tests for high-stakes decisions, along with draft documents on test use and non-discrimination. Section III, "The College Board Reports," provides data on the state's Advanced Placement (AP) Challenge and 1999 California SAT scores. The last section contains reprints of relevant news articles. (EV)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, College Applicants, College Entrance Examinations, Diversity (Student), Equal Education, Grade Point Average, Hearings, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Test Results, Test Use
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Legislature, Sacramento. Senate.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment