Academic Admissions Researcher Schmitt to Receive 2014 James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award

APS Fellow Neal Schmitt will receive a 2014 James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award. Schmitt, whose research focuses on personnel selection and academic admissions, will give his award address at the 26th APS Annual Convention, May 22–25, 2014, in San Francisco.

Schmitt is currently University Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University and executive vice president for research and development at Polaris Assessment Systems, which offers pre-employment screening and appraisals.

In 2004, the College Board commissioned him and APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Robert Sternberg to research different but equally valuable predictors of college success in students. Schmitt’s analysis closely paralleled his work in the employment sector.

In his award address, Schmitt will discuss his research on methods that supplement the SAT and ACT with noncognitive measures of predicting students’ success in college.

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