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
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11311, Date Accessed: 12/13/2019 3:39:11 AM

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