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Robert Sternberg - Standardized Tests Don't Select the Best STEM Thinkers: Here's What May!

Monday, September 16, 2019 at 12:30pm to 2:00pm

HEB T01

Admission to programs in STEM disciplines, in-cluding human development and psychology, often place heavy emphasis on tests that are proxies for measures of general intelligence, such as the SAT, ACT, GRE, and assorted other tests of academic knowledge and cognitive skills. The underlying assumption is that these tests provide good measures of the abilities nec-essary for success in STEM fields. But what if these tests are missing the actual skills involved in scientific thinking? Worse, what if the tests are measuring the wrong thing and thereby ad-mitting the wrong students?

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Colloquium

Departments

Human Ecology Human Development, Human Development

Speaker

Robert Sternberg

Dept. Web Site

https://www.human.cornell.edu/hd

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