Education: . . .And New York

Less secrecy for the SAT

New York has scheduled a stiff high school graduation competency requirement for 1981 seniors, but there was more concern in the Empire State last week about another kind of testing—admissions exams for colleges and graduate schools. The issue: Should the questions and answers on these exams, which are traditionally wrapped in secrecy, be released for public scrutiny? Yes, said New York's Governor Hugh Carey, who signed a state law requiring that, as of next Jan. 1, the tests be made public 30 days after students learn the results. No, said most of the national testing groups, including...

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