Amy Choate-Nielsen: Post-college test may revolutionize resumes

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  • terra nova Park City, UT
    Sept. 3, 2013 5:46 p.m.

    Funny, I read some comments saying this is all a plot foisted on us by the testing industry and that it had no value... blah, blah, blah.

    I sort of wanted to take the test and see how I came out.

    Winners always want the ball.
    Whiners... not so much.

  • Vince Ballard South Ogden, UT
    Sept. 3, 2013 1:19 p.m.

    If properly geared, this test could distinguish between those who merely bumbled their way through school and those who have life skills. Deficits in judgment, critical thinking, leadership and decision making are deficient in many graduates of both high schools and colleges. Many people with only a high school education or partial college may in fact be superior in most of these areas. I have seen in the workforce, first hand, the folly of placing too much emphasis on a degree and not enough on life skills. It is definitely time for the pendulum to swing back from the "college degree is everything" mentality.

  • Commenter88 Salt Lake City, Utah
    Sept. 3, 2013 10:48 a.m.

    The remedy for the inadequacy of standardized tests is not another standardized test. More likely, it is a remedy for sagging revenue 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. By analyzing the agendas, professional perks, and bottom line of the standardized test industry, you can exhibit more critical thinking than by actually taking one of its tests. I'm sure this industry would love to have employers help move their products into the "job admissions" market in addition to their hold in the college admissions market.

  • carman Wasatch Front, UT
    Sept. 3, 2013 9:36 a.m.

    Just another way for the education complex to make money off of students. Now there will be test prep classes, cliff notes, study materials, test strategy materials and of course, testing fees. It is one more useless exercise for folks who are already borrowing to make ends-meet.

    Shame on schools who accept this test. And shame on any employer who puts any weight on these useless exams.