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Nap Time!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Weren't we trying to get rid of the SAT Is because they didn't add any predictive power to the SAT IIs? Now we're getting rid of the SAT IIs, I guess. Eventually, we will reach the racial quota lottery system we've all been pushing for.
"UC has a long experience with all aspects of the admissions process, and one thing that is consistently observed is that performance on elective subject tests don’t add a lot of predictive power to regression models of how students will actually do when they come to UC," said Mark Rashid, chair of the board and professor of civil and environmental engineering at UC Davis.
Oh, come on. This is a professor. You can't use a conclusion like this on a selected sample. If you use the SAT II to determine who gets into UC, you can't then use it as a predictor among those folks who got into UC.

posted by Beetle Aurora Drake 10/11/2007 12:25:00 AM #
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Now this is a personal anecdote, but every person I've encountered that claims the SATs are biased and unfair, has done poorly on these standardized tests. Into further inquiry onto whether they seriously studied and practiced for the tests, every person said no. If you don't do the work, don't complain about the results.
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