Beyond Standardized Tests:
Assessing Creativity, Common Sense, Wisdom, and More in College Admissions
with Robert Sternberg Provost of Oklahoma State University
June 21, 2012 12pm EST/11am CST
Are we using the wrong metrics when we admit students into college? Dr. Sternberg has demonstrated that creativity measures were a better predictor of college academic and nonacademic success than conventional standardized tests! Learn about his work at Yale, Tufts, and Oklahoma State Universities on integrating the assessment of nontraditional cognitive skills—creativity, common sense, wisdom, and more—into college admissions. His unique assessments have been incorporated into the actual undergraduate admissions process at Tufts and Oklahoma State. Hear the theory behind this work, the types of measures used, the data obtained, and how the procedures can be made practical for use by any college or university.