[IPAC-List] SATs in the WSJ 3/8/2018
jwiesen at appliedpersonnelresearch.com
Sun Mar 11 19:40:36 EDT 2018
From the Wall Street Journal 3/8/2018
The Truth About the SAT and ACT
By Kuncel, N. & Sackett, P.
"Myths abound about standardized tests, but the research is clear: They
provide an invaluable measure of how students are likely to perform in
college and beyond.
This Saturday, hundreds of thousands of U.S. high-school students will
sit down to take the SAT, anxious about their performance and how it
will affect their college prospects. And in a few weeks, their older
peers, who took the test last year, will start hearing back from the
colleges they applied to. Admitted, rejected, waitlisted? It often
hinges, in no small measure, on those few hours spent taking the SAT or
the ACT, the other widely used standardized test."
The essay goes on to address several "Myths":
Myth: Tests Only Predict First-Year Grades
Myth: Tests Are Not Related to Success in the Real World
Myth: Beyond a Certain Point, Higher Scores Don’t Matter
Myth: Common Alternatives to Tests Are More Useful
Myth: Tests Are Just Measures of Social Class
Myth: Test Prep and Coaching Produce Large Score Gains
Myth: Tests Prevent Diversity in Admissions
Joel P. Wiesen, Ph.D., Director
Applied Personnel Research
62 Candlewood Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583-6040
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