College Admissions for the 21st Century

College admissions for the 21st century
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Its open-ended questions for applicants, and the means used to score the answers, gives applicants and admissions officers the chance to go beyond standardized tests. As Sternberg describes in detail, Kaleidoscope measures predicted first-year academic success, over and above SATs and high school GPAs, and predicted first-year extracurricular activities, leadership, and active citizenship as well. What worked at Tufts can work elsewhere. New kinds of assessments, like Kaleidoscope, can liberate many colleges and students from the narrowness of standardized tests and inspire new approaches to teaching for new kinds of talented, motivated citizens of the world.

College Admissions for the 21st Century [Robert J. Sternberg] on uzotoqadoh.tk * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. SATs, ACTs, GPAs. Everyone knows that. But what else should admissions officers look for, and how can they know it when they see it? In College Admissions for the 21st Century a leading researcher.

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Join Our Mailing List: Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests. College Admissions for the 21st Century Robert J. I sped right through it and found it rather boring. However, the second half was much more interesting to me. Sternberg talks about his research, and how Tufts beg I don't think I was the intended audience of this book.

Sternberg talks about his research, and how Tufts began a new system to evaluate applicants on their skills in the analytical, practical, and creative realms, and on their wisdom.

He then talks about how teachers from early childhood through college can change their teaching to encourage these ways of thinking and support students with strengths in these areas. I wish the entire book was an expansion on this.

I wish the entire book was an expansion on this. Putting it into practice in admissions and instruction. Using the theory of successful intelligence as a framework for developing assessments in AP Physics. Learning and Individual Differences, 16, — Michael Crawford marked it as to-read Feb 17, Its open-ended questions for applicants, and the means used to score the answers, gives applicants and admissions officers the chance to go beyond standardized tests. Four stars-- 5 for his thesis, but minus a star for a hundred pages of unnecessary background information.

I wish the book told me more about his research, and I'd love to hear his thoughts on how admissions officers at different types of colleges can incorporate it into their work. It is pretty well-written, although there are a few tangents and personal stories that are unnecessary. Four stars-- 5 for his thesis, but minus a star for a hundred pages of unnecessary background information.

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Jan 26, McKenzie rated it liked it. I had really high hopes for Sternberg's study of college admissions and how new types of tests could better predict which students will not only be successful in college, but in their careers afterwards.

Unfortunately, I ended up feeling mildly disappointed in this book-- where I wanted more of the specifics of his research, he provided a very elementary-style, ambling discussion of various aspects of college and intelligence that never quite came together. I really feel that he might have benef I had really high hopes for Sternberg's study of college admissions and how new types of tests could better predict which students will not only be successful in college, but in their careers afterwards.

College Admissions for the 21st Century

I really feel that he might have benefitted from a better editor who cut out a lot of the unncessary and bizarre analogies and helped him stay on track. I am very interested in his research still, I just was hoping for a more academic discussion of this topic. Oct 22, Geoffrey Kabaservice rated it really liked it Shelves: I reviewed this book for the Yale Alumni Magazine in September Deb Christenson rated it it was amazing Aug 28, Tiffany rated it liked it Jun 29, Caitlin rated it really liked it Feb 17, Jomidi rated it liked it Nov 27, Alex Mckay rated it really liked it Sep 22, John Knapp rated it it was ok Dec 30, Karen rated it liked it Dec 30, Sarah rated it really liked it Mar 12, Debbie rated it liked it Jan 14, Sarah Thompson rated it really liked it Dec 16, Jeremy rated it liked it Jun 22, Jen rated it liked it May 14, Belinda rated it liked it Jun 11, James rated it it was amazing Sep 13, Leni rated it really liked it Sep 26, Cheriecrosby rated it liked it Dec 08, April rated it liked it Aug 13, Julie rated it liked it Nov 21, SP marked it as to-read Oct 24, Lee Herman marked it as to-read Oct 28, Evelyn marked it as to-read Nov 08, Dave marked it as to-read Nov 21, Mike Pouraryan marked it as to-read Feb 01, Tamara is currently reading it May 07, Malisha is currently reading it Aug 03, David is currently reading it Dec 06, Jamie marked it as to-read Jan 02, Lissaleo marked it as to-read Feb 28, Katrina Morrison added it Mar 21, Booktart marked it as to-read Jun 16, Jennifer Merriman added it Aug 04, Ron Bronson marked it as to-read Oct 03, Michael Crawford marked it as to-read Feb 17, Deanna marked it as to-read May 23, Kerry marked it as to-read Sep 12, Caiden marked it as to-read Mar 31, Alexandra Perdew marked it as to-read Jun 02, Office marked it as to-read Aug 12, Kay Kayoung marked it as to-read Aug 13, Keyon Aghajan marked it as to-read Aug 13, Carter K Delloro marked it as to-read Nov 14, Aesha marked it as to-read Jan 01, David Czuba marked it as to-read Jan 16, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.