Reflections on a Century of College Admissions Tests

  title={Reflections on a Century of College Admissions Tests},
  author={R. Atkinson and Saul Geiser},
  journal={Educational Researcher},
  pages={665 - 676}
  • R. Atkinson, Saul Geiser
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Educational Researcher
  • The College Boards started as achievement tests designed to measure students’ mastery of college preparatory subjects. Admissions testing has significantly changed since then with the introduction of the Scholastic Aptitude Test, Lindquist’s creation of the ACT, renewed interest in subject-specific assessments, and current efforts to adapt K–12 standards-based tests for use in college admissions. We have come full circle to a renewed appreciation for the value of achievement tests. Curriculum… CONTINUE READING

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