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    Measuring success (Johns Hopkins University Press)
    Author
    Buckley, Jack, 1965- editor.

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    Measuring success (Johns Hopkins University Press)
    Title:
    Measuring success : testing, grades, and the future of college admissions / edited by Jack Buckley, Lynn Letukas, Ben Wildavsky.
    Publication info:
    Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018.
    Physical description:
    vi, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
    Content type:
    text
    Medium:
    unmediated
    Format:
    volume
    General Note:
    Machine generated contents note: The Emergence of Standardized Testing and the Rise of Test-Optional Admissions / Jack Buckley, Lynn Letukas, and Ben Wildavsky -- 1. Eight Myths about Standardized Admissions Testing / Paul Sackett and Nathan Kuncel -- 2. The Core Case for Testing : the State of Our Research Knowledge / Emily J. Shaw -- 3. Grade Inflation and the Role of Standardized Testing / Michael Hurwitz and Jason Lee -- 4. Merit-Based Scholarships Student Recruitment and the Role of Standardized Tests / Jonathan Jacobs, Jim Brooks, and Roger J. Thompson -- 5. When High School Grade Point Average and Test Scores Disagree : Implications for Test-Optional Policies / Edgar Sanchez and Krista Mattern -- 6. Understanding the Test-Optional Movement / Jerome A. Lucido -- 7. Going Test-Optional : A Case Study / Eric Maguire -- 8. Test Scores and High School Grades as Predictors / William G. Bowen, Matthew M. Chingos, and Michael S. McPherson -- Comment / Michael Hurwitz and Meredith Welch -- Reply / Matthew M. Chingos and Michael S. McPherson -- 9. How Do Percent Plans and Other Test-Optional Admissions Programs Affect the Academic Performance and Diversity of the Entering Class? / Rebecca Zwick -- 10. The Test-Optional Movement at America's Selective Liberal Arts Colleges : A Boon for Equity of Something Else? / Andrew S. Belasco, Kelly O. Rosinger, and James C. Hearn -- 11. The Effect of Going Test-Optional on Diversity and Admissions : A Propensity Score Matching Analysis / Kyle Sweitzer, A. Emiko Blalock, and Dhruv B. Sharma -- Conclusion : The Future of College Admissions / Jack Buckley, Lynn Letukas, and Ben Wildavsky -- Contributors -- Index.
    Bibliography note:
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Summary:
    "For more than seventy-five years, standardized tests have been considered a vital tool for gauging students' readiness for college. However, few people--including students, parents, teachers, and policy makers--understand how tests like the SAT or ACT are used in admissions decisions. Once touted as the best way to compare students from diverse backgrounds, these tests are now increasingly criticized as being biased in favor of traditionally privileged groups. A small but growing number of colleges have made such testing optional for applicants. Is this the right way to go? Measuring Success investigates the research and policy implications of test-optional practices, considering both sides of the debate. Does a test-optional policy result in a more diverse student body or improve attainment and retention rates? Drawing upon the expertise of higher education researchers, admissions officers, enrollment managers, and policy professionals, this volume is among the first to investigate the research and policy implications of test-optional practices. Although the test-optional movement has received ample attention, its claims have rarely been subjected to empirical scrutiny. This volume provides a much-needed evaluation of the use and value of standardized admissions tests in an era of widespread grade inflation. It will be of great value to those seeking to strike the proper balance between uniformity and fairness in higher education. Contributors: Andrew S. Belasco, A. Emiko Blalock, William G. Bowen, Jim Brooks, Matthew M. Chingos, James C. Hearn, Michael Hurwitz, Jonathan Jacobs, Nathan R. Kuncel, Jason Lee, Jerome A. Lucido, Eric Maguire, Krista Mattern, Michael S. McPherson, Kelly O. Rosinger, Paul R. Sackett, Edgar Sanchez, Dhruv B. Sharma, Emily J. Shaw, Kyle Sweitzer, Roger J. Thompson, Meredith Welch, Rebecca Zwick"-- Provided by publisher.
    Summary:
    "Once touted as the single best way to measure students from diverse backgrounds, schools, and experiences, standardized college admissions tests are now criticized for being hopelessly biased in favor of traditionally privileged groups. Out of this has emerged the test-optional movement that seeks to allow students to apply to schools without sitting through the rigors of the SAT. This book takes a step back and applies rigorous empirical measurements to these rival claims. Drawing upon the expertise of higher education researchers, admissions officers, enrollment managers, and policy professionals, this edited volume is among the first to investigate the research and policy implications of test-optional practices. It was conceived in response to the editors' frustration with the fragmented and incomplete state of the literature around the contemporary debate on college admissions testing. Many students, teachers, parents, policymakers--frankly, nearly anyone immediately outside the testing industry and college admissions--have little understanding of how admissions tests are used. This lack of transparency has often fueled beliefs that college assessments are biased, misused, or overused. Decades of research on various aspects of testing, such as the predictive validity of assessments, makes a compelling case for their value. But all-too-frequently researchers and admissions officers talk past one another instead of engaging substantively. This collection intends to remedy the situation by bringing these disparate voices together. This book is designed for provosts, enrollment managers, and college admissions officers seeking to strike the proper balance between uniformity and fairness"-- Provided by publisher.
    Subject term:
    Universities and colleges--Entrance examinations--Validity--United States.
    Added author:
    Buckley, Jack, 1965- editor.
    Added author:
    Letukas, Lynn, editor.
    Added author:
    Wildavsky, Ben, editor.
    LCCN:
    2017035199
    ISBN:
    9781421424965 hardcover
    ISBN:
    1421424967 hardcover
    ISBN:
    Invalid ISBN: 9781421424972 electronic book
    ISBN:
    Invalid ISBN: 1421424975 electronic book

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