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Choosing Students : Higher Education Admissions Tools for the 21st Century - Wayne J. Camara

Choosing Students

Higher Education Admissions Tools for the 21st Century

By: Wayne J. Camara (Editor), Ernest W. Kimmel (Editor)

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Published: 1st December 2004
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This volume brings a variety of perspectives to bear on the issue of how higher education institutions can - or should - choose students during the early part of the 21st century. Many of the contributors report on research to develop and validate potential tools to assist those responsible for admission decisions. Other contributors, however, pose broader questions about the nature of selective admissions, about institutional responses to the changing demography of those seeking to enter higher education, or about the appropriate criteria of 'success' in higher education. The volume is particularly timely because the question of how changes in admission tools and processes will affect campus diversity following the recent Supreme Court decision concerning the University of Michigan. Diversity is an important concern of all of the contributors and the chapter by Lee Bollinger--President at Michigan at the time the court cases were filed--is particularly relevant.
This book brings together the research that underlies a variety of proposed approaches to improving the selection of students. Providing support for the integrity of the admissions process and the validity of new tools to help a higher education institution to select a diverse student body, this book explores the implications of the assessment component of K-12 school reform for higher education admissions practices. The diverse contributions to this volume reflect the current ferment in educational research and educational practice as institutions of higher education seek to develop a new admissions paradigm for coming decades following the University of Michigan decisions.
This book is intended for those leaders and professionals who set admission policies and practices in American colleges, and graduate and professional schools, as well as for those scholars and scientists who research, develop, and validate tools for use in the process of choosing students in ways that are congruent with an institution's mission, values, and goals.

Preface
Diversity in Higher Education
Competition in Higher Education and Admissions Testing
What Is It We Think We Are Trying to Fix and How Should We Fix It? A View From the Admissions Office
Who Is at the Door? The Demography of Higher Education in the 21st Century
Broadening Criteria of College Success and the Impact of Cognitive Predictors
Broadening Predictors of College Success
Improving Current Practice
The Performance-Diversity Tradeoff in Admission Testing
Prospects for Improving Grades for Use in Admissions
Evaluating College Applicants: Some Alternatives
New Constructs and New Measures
Augmenting the SAT Through Assessments of Analytical, Practical, and Creative Skills
The Case for Noncognitive Measures
Broadening the Performance Domain in the Prediction of Academic Success
Assessing the Personal Characteristics of Premedical Students
Access and Diversity in Law School Admissions
Toward a Science of Assessment
Admission in the Context of K-16 Reform Efforts
The Integration of Secondary and Postsecondary Assessment Systems: Cautionary Concerns
Rethinking Admission and Placement in an Era of New K-12 Standards
Proficiency-Based Admissions
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ISBN: 9780805847529
ISBN-10: 0805847529
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 358
Published: 1st December 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.49
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1