The SAT exam, which was designed to predict how well someone would do in college, has been criticized for years. Yet it hasn't yet flunked out as an admissions tool. It's a handy way to measure a person's skills and knowledge.
But now one of the country's premier higher educators, Richard Atkinson, president of the University of California system, has publicly rejected the assumptions behind the SAT and other widely used aptitude tests. A psychologist with long experience in devising and assessing tests, Dr. Atkinson is leery of the SAT's claim to gauge aptitude for college work. He wants to drop it as a requirement for applicants to the nine UC campuses. …
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Publication information: Article title: Apt Aptitudes. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: February 28, 2001. Page number: 10. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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