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Teare, Chris – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
The author's school is a founding member of the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools, which includes all sorts of institutions--some in highly affluent communities, others with vastly more socioeconomically diverse populations, and some with strong percentages of international students. Individual members' approaches to…
Descriptors: Committees, Testing, Academic Achievement, College Entrance Examinations
Au, Wayne, Ed.; Bigelow, Bill, Ed.; Karp, Stan, Ed. – Rethinking Schools, Ltd, 2007
Since the first edition was published in 1994, Rethinking Our Classrooms has sold over 180,000 copies. This revised and expanded edition includes new essays on: (1) science and environmental education; (2) immigration and language; (3) military recruitment; (4) teaching about the world through mathematics; and (5) gay and lesbian issues. Creative…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Social Justice, Standard Spoken Usage, Childrens Literature
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Gallagher, James J. – Roeper Review, 2005
This article discusses the innovative minority. Gifted students differ from the average students. There are those who argue that the differences are a matter merely of quantitative degree reference studies of IQ scores, or SAT scores, which are clearly quantitative scales, and point out that gifted students appear at the top level of these scales…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Academically Gifted, Intelligence Quotient, Aptitude Tests
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Grodsky, Eric – Social Forces, 2010
Buchmann, Condron and Roscigno argue in their article, "Shadow Education, American Style: Test Preparation, the SAT and College Enrollment," that the activities in which students engage to prepare for college entrance exams are forms of shadow education, a means by which more advantaged parents seek to pass their privileged status along…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Criticism, Research Problems, Test Preparation
Harper, Christopher; Vanderbei, Robert J. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
In this article, two professors retake the college-entrance exam and arrive at very different conclusions about its performance. Even though Christopher Harper has worked as a college professor for 15 years, he decided last winter to take the SAT and ACT examinations that his students needed to enter the institution where he teaches, Temple…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, College Admission, Admission Criteria, Test Validity
Geiser, Saul – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2008
Summarizing a decade of research at the University of California, this paper concludes that admissions criteria that tap student mastery of curriculum content, such as high-school grades and performance on achievement tests, are stronger predictors of success in college and are fairer to poor and minority applicants than tests of general reasoning…
Descriptors: College Admission, Criteria, Mastery Learning, Grades (Scholastic)
Okinaka, Russell – 1992
The use of aptitude and competency testing in the public school system can have some undesired effects on students in terms of the stress and anxiety tests can impose. Adolescence is already a time in a child's life when many different pressures are coming to bear upon the psyche. Among the most undesirable consequences that can result from the…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Aptitude Tests, Competence, Computer Assisted Instruction
Rigol, Gretchen W. – College Board Review, 1994
The process by which the new Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and achievement tests were developed is outlined, highlighting the evolution of new formats and emphases. It is proposed that the tests, which incorporate extensive changes, encourage genuine learning and respond to increasing cultural diversity in the population. (MSE)
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Change Strategies, College Entrance Examinations, Cultural Differences
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Sigmon, Scott B. – Western Journal of Black Studies, 1988
The educational community needs to ensure that children have developed learning strategies before they are expected to develop subject or task proficiency. The low achievement of poor children is due to their lack of preparation. The stratification of American society is the major problem with education. (BJV)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
Hawkins, Joseph A., Jr. – 1980
This paper examines Howard University's Center for Academic Reinforcement (CAR), which provides college compensatory education to underprepared students. Research findings from CAR and the academic and non-academic factors related to students' successful completion of the program are discussed. The research findings reported include: (1) the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, College Instruction, College Students
Stanley, Julian C. – New Directions for Testing and Measurement, 1982
Progress in programs to identify and develop academically precocious youth are discussed while showing that the age-in-grade basis for education impairs learning quality and extent. A national search for talented youth is described, and a longitudinal mathematics team-teaching program is proposed. (CM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academically Gifted, Educational Development, Elementary Secondary Education
Whitla, Dean K. – 1981
The term "value added" refers to the assessment of the amount of learning that takes place during the college years. Two experiments, Value Added I and Value Added II, attempted to measure college students' attainment of eight liberal education objectives: (1) writing ability; (2) analytical ability; (3) sensitivity to ethics, morals,…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, College Students, Educational Assessment
Perrone, Vito – 1978
The author presents his view that the public has not been well informed about the limitations of college entrance examinations. Several educational trends are discussed: (1) since World War II, college admissions testing has underscored the classic American tension between egalitarianism and meritocracy; (2) more students have aspired to attend…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, College Admission, College Entrance Examinations, Educational Trends
Kierstead, Fred D. – Focus on Learning, 1983
Outlining educational problems, the author believes that the development of leadership is needed. He presents steps for preservice and inservice teacher education aimed at leadership development. (MD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Philosophy