In spite of Allis’s predecessor had given Scholastic Aptitude Test (SATI scores (40 weights to student selection criteria; Alex has serious reservations about using SAT scores because In their defense, she recognizes that the quality of high schools Aries greatly, so that the level of student performance that receives an “A” in American history at one school might earn only a “C” at a far more demanding school. Alls Is also aware that the people who design the SAT argue forcefully that these test scores are valid predictors of how well a person will do in college.
Yet Alls has several concerns: The pressure of the SAT exam is very great, and many students suffer from test anxiety. The results, therefore, may not truly reflect what a student knows. There is evidence that coaching improves scores by between 40 and 1 50 points. Test scores, Hereford, may adversely affect the chances of acceptance for students who cannot afford the $600 or $700 to take test-coaching courses. Are Stats valid, or do they discriminate against molesters, the poor, and those who have had Limited access to cultural growth experiences?
So she is hesitating between: SAT scores should be given even higher weight than 40% in the selection decision. Or should her college replace the SAT with a pure intelligence test following billion-dollar corporations, which are using intelligence tests to help select from among Job applicants? What caused this problem This problem caused because Alls has no prior experience In college admissions. So lack of experience cause the following issues: Alex does not have an inside knowledge of the Job.
Because previous experience in college admissions would allow her to question and work with people who work in her chosen career. They will be able to give her a good and personal insight into what the job entails and what has been developing In the industry. While one off Manager’s Roles is the informational role, Alls Is suffering from lack of Information about the college’s selection criteria and weights. So, she can’t determine either the SAT Is effective to college admissions or she should replace it with an IQ test.
She did not put her academic knowledge into practice She did not improve her knowledge of herself She is suffering from lack of problem solving and creative thinking Alternatives to propose to Alls 1) Alternative Testing Many schools use the ACT (American College Testing) as an alternative to the SAT and a few require this test instead of the SAT. If Alex is having doubt regarding the SAT, taking the ACT might be a better option that can improve her standardized test cores.
University of California schools, for example, allow students to take either the SAT or the ACT. ACT, Inc. Says that the ACT assessment measures high school students’ general educational development and their capability to complete college- level work with the multiple choice tests covering four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. The optional Writing Test measures skill in planning and writing a short essay.
Specifically, ACT states that its scores provide an indicator of “college readiness,” and that scores in each of the subtest correspond to kills in entry-level college courses in English, algebra, social science, humanities, and biology. According to a research study conducted by ACT, Inc. , in 2003, a relationship was found between a student’s ACT composite score and the possibility of he or she earning a college degree. 2) As one of a manger’s responsibilities is to clarify goals and tasks, and gather ideas for improvement, Alex should exchange information about the problem by monitoring.
She could do a survey about the admissions processes and the effectiveness of the SAT and distribute it among older students (who already passed he test) and college staff (either professors or Admission Office staff. Alex can gather from that survey useful feedback about the SAT, how effective it is to both college and students, so she can determine either SAT scores should be given even higher weight than 40% in the selection decision? Or should her college replace the SAT with a pure intelligence test. 3) There are ways of getting around a lack of experience.
Alex can hire a temporary consultant that fill in the gaps in experience she has; the consultant can conduct a study about the SAT, and provide Alex with an evaluation report, which determine either SAT is an effective test to students and should be given even higher weight than 40% in the selection decision or it shall be replaced by an intelligence test. Conclusion & Recommendation Experience is valuable. There is no question about it. However, it is not a guarantee of success. If that were the case, very few startups would ever succeed. In addition, there are ways of getting around a lack of experience. 1. Do Your Homework.
Alex better do some research. Luckily, it is not hard. She can find a ton of information online. Research and understand the problems in the College Admissions Office. Talk to people. Get a feel for the space so she can form intelligent opinions based on more than Just vision. 2. Find Great Advisers. Alex can never have all the answers, no one can. She should surround herself with advisers that fill in the gaps in experience she has. 3. Go Faster. Be Flexible. Test More Often. One of the downfalls AT experience Is getting locked Into one way AT twinkling u . B t Alls can turn Tanat lack AT experience and “stuck thinking” into an advantage.
She has to do things faster. Be legible and adjust quickly. In addition, always test & validate her theories and practices. 4. But Stand Up For What You Believe In. At the same time, Alex does not have to be afraid to express her opinion. She has done her homework, brought on adviser/consultant, collected positive and negative feedback and are actively experimenting with her ideas to see what works. She must not be ashamed of her opinions and beliefs. If Alex does not have prior experience in college admissions, that does not mean she is incapable of understanding the problems she faces and coming up with solutions.