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October 24th, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Replacing SAT with Test For Creativity

From November 1, 2010, Fortune Magazine article, Death to the SAT!!!, by David A. Kaplan —

Cognitive Psychologist Robert Sternberg in his book, College Admissions for the 21st Century, argues that standardized tests, like the SAT and ACT, overvalue analytic abilities at the expense of leadership, creativity, and wisdom, and as Dean of Tufts instituted Project Kaleidoscope aimed to test high school applicants on such qualities.

Seems like a great idea to me. If that catches on, you’d think high schools would start emphasizing those qualities in their education programs. Pipe dream? I hope not.

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