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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 28 2013 9:07 a.m. MDT

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Sasha Pachev
Provo, UT

It is about time for a test like that and a little more. There needs to be a universal set of tests that reliably distinguish a college graduate quality guy from the average guy that never went to college. You should be able to take those tests regardless of whether you went to college and they should be good enough for employers to value a high score as a legitimate college degree equivalent. Introduce those tests and you will see the quality of college education rise while the cost will go down. All of a sudden college education becomes extremely competitive - for example a talented kid barely out of high school might be able to teach a number of subjects better than a college professor, and now he actually has a way to prove himself - his students can score high on those tests and now he is regarded as good or better than a college professor. Colleges will have to compete with websites like Khan Academy. Now the formal process of accreditation protects them from such competition.

Commenter88
Salt Lake City, Utah

The remedy for the inadequacy of previous standardized tests is not another standardized test. More likely, it is a remedy for sagging growth curves in the standardized test industry. Standardized tests will always be weak and limited in demonstrating actual performance for much of the work in our economy because they do not assess anything in context, nor do they assess personal characteristics as they are mixed with skills or aptitudes. That ends up making all the difference. You can experience more genuine critical thinking by analyzing the agendas, professional perks, and bottom line of the standardized test industry than by taking one of its tests. I'm sure they'd love to have employers help move their products into the "job admissions" market in addition to their hold in the college admissions market.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Will someone define "level playing field"?

worf
Mcallen, TX

In early American history, people took pride in working and accomplishing things.

Today, because of corrupt leaders, people are victims in need of benefits. Level playing field-(whatever that is). Maybe everyone in poverty.

We are transforming into an impoverished nation, and many of our citizens are blind as to how it's occurring. Many people vote because of lively pep rallies which don't translate into honest political leaders. Our people are easily tricked.

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