Beyond the Big Test Noncognitive Assessment in Higher Education

ISBN-10: 0787960209
ISBN-13: 9780787960209
Edition: 2004
List price: $45.00
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Description: William E. Sedlacek--one of the nation's leading authorities on the topic of noncognitive assessment--challenges the use of the SAT and other standardized tests as the sole assessment tool for college and university admissions. In Beyond the Big  More...

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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/23/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

William E. Sedlacek--one of the nation's leading authorities on the topic of noncognitive assessment--challenges the use of the SAT and other standardized tests as the sole assessment tool for college and university admissions. In Beyond the Big Test, Sedlacek presents a noncognitive assessment method that can be used in concert with the standardized tests. This assessment measures what students know by evaluating what they can do and how they deal with a wide range of problems in different contexts. Beyond the Big Test is filled with examples of assessment tools and illustrative case studies that clearly show how educators have used this innovative method to: Select a class diverse on dimensions of race, gender, and culture in a practical, legal, and ethical wayTeach a diverse class employing techniques that reach all studentsCounsel and advise students in ways that consider their culture, race, and genderAward financial aid to students with potential who do not necessarily have the highest grades and test scoresAssess the readiness of an institution to educate and provide services for a diverse student body

Preface
The Author
The Big Test ... and an Alternative Approach
Going Beyond the Big Test
Reliability, Validity, and Diversity
Noncognitive Assessment Model
Admissions and Financial Aid: Traditional and Nontraditional Measures
Teaching a Diverse Student Body Successfully
Advising and Counseling with Noncognitive Variables
Evaluating and Designing Campus Programs with Noncognitive Variables
Conclusions and Recommendations
Appendices
Examples of the Situational Attitude Scale
Basic Noncognitive Questionnaire with Scoring and Administration Information
Norms Using Noncognitive Questionnaire Scoring Key
Two Alternate Forms of the Noncognitive Questionnaire and Scoring Instructions
Short Answer Noncognitive Assessment Form
Principles of Interviewing for Noncognitive Variable Diagnosis
Interview Questions Employed in Campus Site Visits (Lilly Endowment Evaluation)
Example Cases for Training Raters in Evaluating Admissions or Financial Aid Applications
Online References for Racism Class
Racism Course Rating Form
Protocol for Interracial Interaction Study
Campus Climate Survey (University of Maryland Diversity Survey)
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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