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Rethinking the SAT: The Future of Standardized Testing in University Admissions


reviewed by Gail Corrado — 2004

coverTitle: Rethinking the SAT: The Future of Standardized Testing in University Admissions
Author(s): Rebecca Zwick (Editor)
Publisher: Routledge/Falmer, New York
ISBN: 0415948355, Pages: 367, Year: 2004
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Rethinking the SAT: The Future of Standardized Testing in University Admissions, edited by Rebecca Zwick, is a collection of essays that grew out of a conference on college admissions generally and the SAT more particularly. The conference was, in part, an opportunity for informed public debate on the issues raised in a speech given by the University of California (UC) president Richard Atkinson in February of 2001 in which he voiced his opposition to the use of the SAT I test in UC college admissions.  The book was, in the editor’s words, “to be an edited and reviewed compilation of the strongest conference contributions that would be accessible to a wide readership …”    The resulting volume contains several very important essays that help us understand the complex set of issues that surround the problem of assessing a student’s readiness to succeed in college.  The book is a worthwhile contribution to any library on the topic, but it is also very annoying to read.  Compilations, even those... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 8, 2004, p. 1526-1528
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11311, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 7:20:33 PM

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  • Gail Corrado
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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    GAIL CORRADO is a Fellow of the Institute of African American Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her current research explores whether changes in the way discrimination is practiced invalidates the way standardized tests are checked for bias. She received her Ph.D in Public Policy (specializing in educational policy) from UNC in 2003, her MBA from the University of Chicago in 1987 and she is a trained school psychologist.
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