Disparate Outcomes by Design: University Admissions Tests

Rosner, Jay
September 2001
Berkeley La Raza Law Journal;Fall2001, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p377
Academic Journal
Relates author's involvement with testing as an attorney, an scholastic aptitude test and law school admission test instructor and a critic of admission tests. Pro bono counselor to an African American college student who filed suit against the Educational Testing Service; Participation as counsel or consultant in several litigation matters; Test construction principles.


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