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Prof. John Brittain in NYTimes on Eliminating Standardized Test Scores

Tuesday, May 14, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Max Rodriguez
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In a new Room for Debate column published in The New York Times, Professor John Brittain argues that colleges and universities, including graduate and professional schools, should eliminate the over-reliance on standardized aptitude test scores.

Prof. Brittain writes, "Just as universities responded to lack of diversity with affirmative action that will soon run its course, now universities should study alternative pre-admissions practices that identify bright and highly motivated diverse students who are not the highest test takers. By uncoupling the student applicant’s pre-admission emphasis on high test scores and concentrating on applied learning success in the academic discipline, this nation can create equal opportunity in admissions criteria to foster diversity."

Read more in The New York Times, "Don’t Rely on Standardized Test Scores"

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