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ERIC Number: EJ976786
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May-23
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
SAT Future: Alignment to Standards
Gewertz, Catherine
Education Week, v31 n32 p1, 18 May 2012
One of the chief architects of the Common Core State Standards was named the next president of the College Board and said one of his top priorities is to reshape the organization's influential college-admissions test, the SAT, to better reflect the new standards. David Coleman will assume his new duties on Oct. 15, replacing Gaston Caperton, who is stepping down after 13 years as the College Board's president, according to an announcement last week from the New York City organization also known for its Advanced Placement program. Mr. Coleman's hope of reworking the SAT could play a role in moving the standards from a set of guidelines used in college course placement to one considered in college admissions. That, to Mr. Coleman, goes to the heart of the standards' intention. "The common core provides substantial opportunity to make the SAT even more reflective of what higher education wants," he said in an interview. "The real value here is that if the SAT aligns more to the common core, we won't be giving an assessment at the end of K-12 that's out of kilter with what we demand at the end of the day."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)