APS Award Address
Measurement in a Complex World: The Case of Noncognitive Assessments in College Admissions
Friday, May 23, 2014,
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
A decade of research aimed at supplementing the SAT or ACT with assessments of noncognitive measures is described. We assessed the validity and impact of the use of these measures on differential subgroup selection rates, acceptability of the measures to various constituencies, susceptibility to faking and coaching, and potential use as a counseling tool. Failure to use these measures and others (e.g., the military, law school admissions) in spite of positive research evidence is examined.