Black Issues in Higher Education

Black Issues in Higher Education is a magazine specializing in African American Focused topics.

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 25, February 9

African Americans and Testing
African Americans and Testing.Recently, a friend complained about the arduous process of helping her son identify colleges he'd like to attend. "And, to add insult to injury," she added, "he has to get started on that darn SAT, maybe the ACT!"I was a...
A Multiple-Choice MUSHROOM: Schools, Colleges Rely More Than Ever on Standardized Tests
A Multiple-Choice MUSHROOM: Schools, Colleges Rely More than Ever on. Standardized Testsby B. Denise HawkinsPRINCETON, NJ -- There's a whole lot of testing going on in America's schools.It's been "an explosion," says Paul Barton of the boom in testing...
A Self-Managed Active Learning Model for Minority Students: Developing Innovative Insights into Standardized Tests
A Self-Managed Active Learning Model for Minority Students: Developing. Innovative Insights Into Standardized TestsSeveral intervention programs have indicated that minority students sometimes lack the basic knowledge on actual procedures and policies...
ETS Moves Forward on Computerizing Its Tests: Challenge by Test-Prep Firm Ends after a Lawsuit
ETS Moves Forward on Computerizing Its Tests: Challenge by Test-Prep. Firm Ends after a LawsuitPRINCETON, NJ -- Despite the recent challenge the Educational Testing Service (ETS) faced from national test prep firm Stanley H. Kaplan Educational Centers...
Making the Grade: Transcripts Sometimes Reflect Factors Other Than Achievement
Making The Grade: Transcripts Sometimes Reflect Factors Other Than. Achievementby Mary-Christine PhillipWhile college grades are generally understood to reflect levels of academic achievement, factors other than performance on tests are often reflected...
Pen, Paper and Prose: The Legacy and Future of Black Literary and Scholarly Journals
Pen, Paper and Prose: The Legacy and Future of Black Literary and. Scholarly Journalsby Mary-Christine PhillipWords and images on paper, some eloquent, some critical, but all melding into a symphony of voices that tell of Black life and thought through...
Starting Gate: Placement Tests Help Students Find Their Niche
Starting Gate: Placement Tests Help Students Find Their Niche.by Kathleen Kennedy ManzoDuring freshman orientation at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, incoming students are given a battery of tests in math and English prior to registering for...
The Bandwagon: Some Schools Lessen Weight of Standardized Test Scores
The Bandwagon: Some Schools Lessen Weight of Standardized Test Scores.by Malik ShabazzFor many years, critics of standardized tests such as the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and American College Test (ACT) have sought to lessen their role as the dominant...
Washington UPDATE: Advocates Seek to Defeat Balanced Budget Plan
Washington UPDATE: Advocates Seek to Defeat Balanced Budget Plan.by Charles DervaricsA balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution may cut programs for college students and disadvantaged children by more than 30 percent, say advocates planning...
Washington UPDATE: GOP Targets Head Start
Washington UPDATE: GOP Targets Head Start.Republican governors and members of Congress are working on a plan to turn the federal Head Start program over to the states as part of a large-scale block grant with few federal requirements.Michigan Gov. John...
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