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ERIC Number: EJ899285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0889
Broadening the Spectrum of Undergraduate Admissions: The Kaleidoscope Project
Sternberg, Robert J.; Bonney, Christina Rhee; Gabora, Liane; Jarvin, Linda; Karelitz, Tzur M.; Coffin, Lee
College and University, v86 n1 p2-17 Sum 2010
Those who design admissions policies and procedures are the gatekeepers of higher education, and thereby play a role in shaping the direction of human society. Every year selective universities face the difficult challenge of sifting through the application materials of millions of high school graduates and deciding which applicants should be admitted to the next year's class. Multiple factors render the admissions process highly complex and subjective, particularly in highly selective admissions environments such as that at Tufts. The Kaleidoscope Project, a new admissions procedure at Tufts University, incorporates measures of analytical, creative, practical, and wisdom-based skills in addition to standard ratings of academic and personal merit. It shows promise as a predictor of academic performance, as well as leadership and active-citizenship potential. (Contains 4 tables and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A