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Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
The handyman has a tool for everything, but the admissions dean is not so lucky: He must make do with just a few. Every year, presidents and professors expect freshmen who are curious, determined, and hungry for challenges. The traditional metrics of merit, however, can't reveal such qualities. Standardized-test scores may or may not predict a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Admission, Admissions Officers, College Freshmen
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
Boston College saw a 26-percent decrease in applications this year, a drop officials largely attribute to a new essay requirement. Last year the private Jesuit institution received a record 34,051 applications for 2,250 spots in its freshman class. This year approximately 25,000 students applied, and all of them had to do one thing their…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Applicants, Graduates, Essays
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
The admissions process is awash in numbers. Students accumulate grade-point averages and test scores. Colleges use statistical models to predict enrollment outcomes, and they tout their place in commercial rankings. In many ways, numbers simplify this complex enterprise. However, they have come to carry undue weight, says Martha Blevins Allman,…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Admission (School), College Admission, Holistic Approach
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
A new option that allows students to choose which of their test scores to send to colleges has generated renewed criticism of the College Board. College Board officials tout the option, called Score Choice, as a way to ease test taker anxiety. Some prominent admissions officials have publicly described Score Choice as a sales tactic that will…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Selection, Scores, College Admission
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Last year the National Association for College Admission Counseling (Nacac) asked William R. Fitzsimmons, dean of admissions and financial aid at Harvard University, to lead a panel that would examine testing issues and recommend how colleges might better use entrance exams. The dean and his fellow panelists were to present their findings this…
Descriptors: Testing, Standardized Tests, College Admission, Deans
Hoover, Eric; Supiano, Beckie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Wake Forest University will no longer require applicants to submit standardized test scores, the university announced last week. The move makes Wake Forest, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, one of the most prominent institutions with a "test optional" admissions policy. The university's decision reveals the increasing complexity of the…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Scores, Admission Criteria, College Admission
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
The latest word about the new SAT is this: It gives colleges about the same information as the old one did. Last week, the College Board announced that the recent changes in the SAT had not substantially altered how accurately it predicts first-year grades. The news prompted applause from the test's proponents, scorn from its critics, and little…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Predictive Validity, Writing Tests
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2002
Discusses how, as the College Board prepares to make changes in the SAT, experts debate how fair the new exam will be. (EV)
Descriptors: Change, College Entrance Examinations, Higher Education, Standardized Tests
Hoover, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2002
Describes how the College Board has approved a series of changes to the controversial SAT; a writing test will be added, along with new approaches on reading and math questions. (EV)
Descriptors: Change, College Entrance Examinations, Higher Education, Standardized Tests