Education: Score for More

To pick freshmen without a score card is getting to be no way to run a college. Who are they? What can they do? Are they even college material? Soaring enrollment demands precise answers, and only 12% of U.S. colleges (250) belong to the famed College Entrance Examination Board, which serves mainly renowned Eastern institutions.

Last week the other 88% found a sorely needed traffic cop: the new American College Testing Program, brainchild of President E. F. Lindquist of the Measurement Research Center at the State University of Iowa. Using Lindquist's whizbang $1,000,000 scoring machines (6,000 answer sheets an hour), ACT is...

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