The changes recently announced by the College Board to its SAT college entrance exam bring to mind the familiar phrase “too little, too late.” The alleged improvements are motivated not by any serious soul searching about the SAT but by the competition the College Board has experienced from its arch rival, the ACT, the other major purveyor of standardized college entrance exams. 1,193 more words
This is a fascinating examination of standardized testing by a college president and testament to importance of authentic assessments. Clearly, we are in the midst of change in education. Leon calls for "..not minor so called improvements to the SAT, but an entirely new generation of testing instruments that utilize modern technology not only to measure the performance of our students but also teach them. " It's not often that we hear University and College presidents speak out. But considering Bard's history, I'm not surprised that they are taking a stand on this. Originally founded as St. Stephens in 1860, Bard College has often taken a path less traveled in education. Thanks Leon!