Education: C for College Boards

Each year, thousands of U.S. high school students lunge for that brass ring of academic success: high scores on the College Entrance Examination Board's aptitude and achievement tests. Those who average more than 650 (maximum: 800) go to the head of the admissions line at 900 select colleges, ranging from Harvard to Harvey Mudd.* But do the largely multiple-choice tests

A. Identify the full potential of poor and minority-group students?

B. Spot creativity, motivation and eventual job success?

C. Favor affluent, narrowly academic male students at elite high schools?

According to more and more experts, the correct answer is C. As a result, the College...

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