Rich white kids can afford to go to elite prep schools K-12 that teach them how to pass college admissions tests. Then they take Kaplan test prep classes on top of that. Then they take the tests over and over again until they get a good score. What amazes me that their test scores are still so low. I can appreciate there is too much money being spent on these exams and prep classes.
Now many colleges are trying to get rid of admissions tests altogether saying that grades are a good enough predictor of college success. So liberal K-12 teachers can reward docile and stupid students with high grades, delivering to colleges what they want to collect lots of federal funding without troublesome smart students.
Is the USA K-16 test taking and education system moving in the right direction or might it be a waste of taxpayer money leading to worse economic performance?
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New Report Shows Test-Optional Admissions Helps Diversity, Excellence
A major study released today shows that ACT/SAT-optional schools increase campus diversity without harming academic performance./Defining Promise: Optional Standardized Testing Policies in American College and University Admissions/analyzed the records of 123,000 students at 33 institutions.
Common Core Assessment Myths and Realities: Moratorium Needed From More Tests, Costs, Stress
Thisnew infographic andfact sheet show that looming multi-state standardized exams will remain mostly multiple-choice, will be misused for high-stakes purposes, and will fail to help improve education.
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FairTest Press Release: National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Scores Vary Greatly State-By State
FairTest finds that National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Scores Vary Greatly State by State; Biased, Test-Based Selection System Skews Prestigious Awards to Families That Least Need College Tuition Aid.
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