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ERIC Number: EJ113501
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1975
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The Failure of Selection and the Problem of Prediction: Racism vs. Measurement in Higher Education
Hixson, Judson; Epps, Edgar G.
Journal of Afro-American Issues, 3, 1, 117-128, W 75
With respect to the selection of black students for college admission, traditional criteria, such as SAT scores and high school grade point average, have been shown not to be valid predictors of future college performance. Therefore, their continued use raises the question of whether this is a measurement problem or an instance of racism. (EH)
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