Education: New College Boards

Buried last week was a 41-year-old collegiate tradition: the dreaded old College Board examinations. The College Entrance Examination Board decided to drop its traditional essay examinations and substitute relatively painless achievement tests.

Each June since the College Boards were started in 1900, boys and girls aspiring to U.S. Eastern colleges have had to go through the ordeal of two-or three-hour tests in college preparatory subjects. Even pedagogues disliked them; a Carnegie Foundation survey found some of them so fuzzy that the same geometry paper was graded 33 and 67 by different examiners.

No such grind as the old College Boards, the new tests...

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