Testing Admissions Tests

University Testing

To help higher education trustees and chief executives sort through the complicated problem of how to enhance equity and excellence in the current political climate, the Association of Governing Boards (AGB) has produced a special issue of its Priorities newsletter titled "Multiple Choices for Standardized Tests."


Featuring a lengthy essay by alternative assessment expert William Sedlacek, Professor of Education and Director of Testing at the University of Maryland at College Park, as well as material from FairTest, the 16-page report examines the value of the SAT and ACT in undergraduate admissions, offers key questions for college leaders to pose about the role of test scores, and explains techniques to measure noncognitive characteristics of applicants.


Printed copies are available to officials at AGB member institutions by calling (202) 296-8400. Others may access the information through the Internet at www.agb.org.