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The controversy surrounding the implications of standardized tests for college admissions is constant among the general public, academics, administrators, policy makers, and certainly students. This unique volume gives voice to all the major players and writers at the forefront of the debate over the SAT. The book not only focuses on Richard Atkinson's controversial stance regarding the SAT, but highlights the thinking of individuals from all the various sectors involved, from testing specialists to academics to the popular press. The contributors tackle both pro and con positions, and debate the more newsworthy topics discussed in the press like race, gender, and class issues associated with standardized testing.
"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.

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