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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1994
Re "Retire the Scholastic Aptitude Test," Commentary, Dec. 4: I would like to thank Lee A. Coffin for publicly stating what I have felt all along, that standardized tests do not do a good job of measuring academic achievement in the classroom and that they are biased against poor and minority students. Why can't the College Board abandon the SAT altogether? Haven't the members of the College Board got anything better to do with their time than make the lives of high school juniors and seniors miserable?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1994
Re "Retire the Scholastic Aptitude Test," Commentary, Dec. 4: I would like to thank Lee A. Coffin for publicly stating what I have felt all along, that standardized tests do not do a good job of measuring academic achievement in the classroom and that they are biased against poor and minority students. Why can't the College Board abandon the SAT altogether? Haven't the members of the College Board got anything better to do with their time than make the lives of high school juniors and seniors miserable?
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NEWS
January 14, 1989 | Clipboard researched by Kathie Bozanich, Susan Davis Greene, and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
Following are the scores among county high schools for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) in both the verbal and math categories. The numbers are an average of the individual scores of all students taking the tests. Highest average in the verbal, 551, was recorded by Fullerton's Sunny Hills High; in math, 569, by Ocean View High in Huntington Beach. A student's individual SAT scores are sometimes used in determining admittance to college. A perfect score, in either category, is 800.
OPINION
December 4, 1994 | LEE COFFIN, Lee A. Coffin is senior associate director of admissions at Connecticut College
Although the granddaddy of college admission criteria still has a pulse, last rites are in order for the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Already, 192 colleges and universities have abandoned the SAT as a required element of their selection process. My own institution joined them last month. It's time for the rest to embrace this movement. During my recruiting visits this fall, I was amazed by the degree of frustration secondary school professionals expressed toward the College Board and its SAT.
NEWS
May 5, 1986 | Associated Press
As many as 10,000 high school students will be given the option of retaking the Scholastic Aptitude Test because two pages of the exam were left blank due to a printing error, officials said. The blanks were in an experimental math section of the test, given Saturday, that was not being counted toward the score. The students affected will be allowed to have the test scored if they were able to finish it despite the blanks. No date for the makeup exam has been set.
OPINION
December 4, 1994 | LEE COFFIN, Lee A. Coffin is senior associate director of admissions at Connecticut College
Although the granddaddy of college admission criteria still has a pulse, last rites are in order for the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Already, 192 colleges and universities have abandoned the SAT as a required element of their selection process. My own institution joined them last month. It's time for the rest to embrace this movement. During my recruiting visits this fall, I was amazed by the degree of frustration secondary school professionals expressed toward the College Board and its SAT.
SPORTS
February 27, 1992 | RAY RIPTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Westchester High boys' basketball team clinched the Coastal Conference and Western League championships last week with a 66-53 victory over Fairfax. It was the first time that the Comets, who won the City Section 4-A Division title last year, had ever won a league title under Ed Azzam, who has coached at Westchester for 13 years. Azzam usually has strong teams, but has had the misfortune of being in the same leagues with powers Crenshaw, Manual Arts, Fremont and Fairfax.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1991 | LILY ENG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's the kind of nightmare that only high school students can dream of: Imagine spending a Saturday morning taking a three-hour test that can determine college acceptance, then finding out that the scores are no good because of a printing error. The nightmare became reality for nearly 1,000 California students this month after it was discovered that some Scholastic Aptitude Test booklets had questions that were printed twice.
NEWS
March 19, 1990 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The University of California, along with Asian-American educators and activists, are pressing the College Board to add Asian-language examinations to the tests that high school students may take to compete for college entrance. A student can get a leg up in college admissions by doing well on achievement tests in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Latin or Hebrew proficiency achievement exams, even if the language is his native tongue.
NEWS
February 27, 1992 | RAY RIPTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Westchester High boys' basketball team clinched the Coastal Conference and Western League championships last week with a 66-53 victory over Fairfax. It was the first time that the Comets, who won the City Section 4-A Division title last year, had ever won a league title under Ed Azzam, who has coached at Westchester for 13 years. Azzam usually has strong teams, but has had the misfortune of being in the same leagues with powers Crenshaw, Manual Arts, Fremont and Fairfax.
BUSINESS
October 21, 1994 | RUSS LOAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There has been much talk among city leaders in recent years about making Irvine one of the state's most "business-friendly" cities. The September issue of California Business magazine says that Irvine has arrived, selecting it as the second-best mid-size city in the state in which to do business. "We've had an unjust reputation that because of being a new city, we had some unnecessary regulations in place," said Irvine City Manager Paul O. Brady Jr. "It was more perception than reality."
SPORTS
February 27, 1992 | RAY RIPTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Westchester High boys' basketball team clinched the Coastal Conference and Western League championships last week with a 66-53 victory over Fairfax. It was the first time that the Comets, who won the City Section 4-A Division title last year, had ever won a league title under Ed Azzam, who has coached at Westchester for 13 years. Azzam usually has strong teams, but has had the misfortune of being in the same leagues with powers Crenshaw, Manual Arts, Fremont and Fairfax.
NEWS
February 27, 1992 | RAY RIPTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Westchester High boys' basketball team clinched the Coastal Conference and Western League championships last week with a 66-53 victory over Fairfax. It was the first time that the Comets, who won the City Section 4-A Division title last year, had ever won a league title under Ed Azzam, who has coached at Westchester for 13 years. Azzam usually has strong teams, but has had the misfortune of being in the same leagues with powers Crenshaw, Manual Arts, Fremont and Fairfax.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1991 | LILY ENG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's the kind of nightmare that only high school students can dream of: Imagine spending a Saturday morning taking a three-hour test that can determine college acceptance, then finding out that the scores are no good because of a printing error. The nightmare became reality for nearly 1,000 California students this month after it was discovered that some Scholastic Aptitude Test booklets had questions that were printed twice.
NEWS
March 19, 1990 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The University of California, along with Asian-American educators and activists, are pressing the College Board to add Asian-language examinations to the tests that high school students may take to compete for college entrance. A student can get a leg up in college admissions by doing well on achievement tests in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Latin or Hebrew proficiency achievement exams, even if the language is his native tongue.
NEWS
January 14, 1989 | Clipboard researched by Kathie Bozanich, Susan Davis Greene, and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
Following are the scores among county high schools for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) in both the verbal and math categories. The numbers are an average of the individual scores of all students taking the tests. Highest average in the verbal, 551, was recorded by Fullerton's Sunny Hills High; in math, 569, by Ocean View High in Huntington Beach. A student's individual SAT scores are sometimes used in determining admittance to college. A perfect score, in either category, is 800.
BUSINESS
October 21, 1994 | RUSS LOAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There has been much talk among city leaders in recent years about making Irvine one of the state's most "business-friendly" cities. The September issue of California Business magazine says that Irvine has arrived, selecting it as the second-best mid-size city in the state in which to do business. "We've had an unjust reputation that because of being a new city, we had some unnecessary regulations in place," said Irvine City Manager Paul O. Brady Jr. "It was more perception than reality."
NEWS
May 5, 1986 | Associated Press
As many as 10,000 high school students will be given the option of retaking the Scholastic Aptitude Test because two pages of the exam were left blank due to a printing error, officials said. The blanks were in an experimental math section of the test, given Saturday, that was not being counted toward the score. The students affected will be allowed to have the test scored if they were able to finish it despite the blanks. No date for the makeup exam has been set.
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