ERIC Number: ED448672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb-5
Reference Count: N/A
Validating Standardized Testing: The Role of the SAT and ACT in Undergraduate Admissions. [Hearing before the California Legislature, Senate Select Committee on Higher Education Admissions and Outreach, Sacramento, California, February 5, 1998].
California State Legislature, Sacramento. Senate Select Committee on Higher Education Admissions and Outreach.
This report contains testimony and materials presented at the California Senate Select Committee on Higher Education Admissions and Outreach hearing, February 1998, held to examine the role of the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and the American College Test (ACT) in undergraduate admissions to the public universities of California. In her opening statement, Chair Teresa P. Hughes introduced the hearing topics as determining the impact of standardized tests on students, families, and universities, and ascertaining whether standardized tests increase access or become a barrier to college enrollment. The following discussion panels and statements followed: (1) "Eligibility and Standardized Testing: The Use of Standardized Testing in Determining Student Eligibility" (Warren Fox); (2) "Standardized Assessments Up-Close: Research Supporting Validity of Tests" (participants: Wayne Camara, Laurice Sommers, and Dallas Chapman); (3) "Students and Parent Response to Standardized Tests: Personal Accounts of the Impact of SAT and ACT" (Karen Gau, Benigno Delgado, Carlos Jackson, Mary Kay Stamets, and Paul Kanarek); (4) "Standardized Tests as a Selection Tool: System Representatives Discuss the Use of Standardized Exams" (University of California representatives Carla Ferri, Keith Widaman, and Patrick Hayashi; independent college representatives William Tingley and Michael Besseda; California State University representatives Allison Jones and Nancy Sprotte); (5) "Alternative Strategies to Student Assessment: Other Forms of Standardized Assessments Employed and Available" (Eugene E. Garcia, Glen Singleton, and Andrea Buechel); (6) "Research on Standardized Tests" (Robert Schaeffer, David Leonard, Michael Hout, and Joe Jaramillo); (7) "Standardized Tests and California Public High Schools: How Are High Schools Preparing Students To Take the Exam?" (Jeffrey David, Thomas Brock, Diane Duncan, and Robert Collins); and (8) "Closing Remarks" (Teresa P. Hughes). (SLD)
Descriptors: Admission (School), College Applicants, College Entrance Examinations, High School Students, High Schools, Legislators, Public Colleges, Standardized Tests, State Legislation, Test Use
Senate Publications, 1020 N Street, Room B-53, Sacramento, CA 95814 ($5.25 plus current California sales tax, publication number 955-S). Tel: 916-327-2155.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Legislature, Sacramento. Senate Select Committee on Higher Education Admissions and Outreach.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment