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The Evolution of College Entrance Examinations

by Donald M. Stewart & Michael Johanek - 1996

In this chapter we first examine the current state of the art of testing in light of the call for educational reform and then examine new initiatives being taken at the Board through an integration of assessment and teaching. Second, we peek into die future where technology provides startling possibilities for assessment to enhance individual learning and personal productivity. Finally, the essay addresses the counsel of the Board's own history and lays out several of the key themes that have dominated the last century of admissions testing in the United States.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 95, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 97 Number 5, 1996, p. 261-286
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18799, Date Accessed: 8/8/2020 8:21:15 PM

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  • Donald Stewart
    College Board
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    DONALD M. STEWART is President of the College Board.
  • Michael Johanek
    College Board
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    MICHAEL JOHANEK is a Research Associate and Special Advisor to the President at the College Board.
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