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Unformatted text preview: Standard indicators of academic merit: SAT scores and grades/class rank Ability to predict academic success? test-based vs. performance-based indicators More selective schools place more weight on SAT scores than class rank; this difference has increased over time Because black and Hispanic students have lower average SAT scores, selective schools must boost the admissions rates for these students in order to achieve desired diversity The process pits ideals of merit against diversity Shifting Meritocracy Defintions of merit shift over time Using class rank rather than test scores to evaluate students increases the pool of qualified minority students Texas Ten Percent Plan Guarantees admission to UT-Austin for all Texas high school graduates in the top 10% of their class Consequences for diversity? Consequences for college completion?...
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- Fall '07