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Rethinking the SAT

The Future of Standardized Testing in University Admissions, 1st Edition

Edited by Rebecca Zwick


390 pages | 26 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2004-01-27
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Rethinking the SAT is a unique presentation of the latest thoughts and research findings of key individuals in the world of college admissions, including the president of the largest public university system in the U.S., as well as the presidents of the two companies that sponsor college admissions tests in the U.S. The contributors address not only the pros and cons of the SAT itself, but the broader question of who should go to college in the twenty-first century.


"[Rethinking the SAT] 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 issues explored by the essays in this book are critical to any education professional's understanding of why it is difficult to devise an efficient, effective, and fair admissions procedure." -- Teachers College Record

"Rethinking the SAT is the most thorough and balanced discussion of admissions testing to appear in recent years. This book should be required reading for all college and university admissions staff. It sets out all of the major issues and gives an interesting perspective on future directions for admissions testing." -- Mark D. Reckase, Michigan State University

"Rebecca Zwick's impressive volume assembles a full and balanced compendium of current research on the use of standardized tests in undergraduate admissions decisions." -- Clifford Attkisson, University of California, San Francisco

About the Editor

Rebecca Zwick is a Professor at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a former researcher for Educational Testing Service (ETS) and author of Fair Game: The Use of Standardized Admissions Tests in Higher Education (RoutledgeFalmer).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Testing & Measurement
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General