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
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.
Will someone define "level playing field"?
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.