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Review: The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy

User Review  - Caroline Hendrie - Goodreads

I've read lots of books on education and its role in society, but this was one of the best. It came out 15 years ago but is more relevant today than ever. That's especially true following the College ... Read full review

Review: The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy

User Review  - Dea Conrad-curry - Goodreads

This book was historically intriguing. Whatever negative thoughts you may have had about standardized tests are true. They were initially designed to limit who could attend Ivy League schools. ACT ... Read full review

Review: The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy

User Review  - JC - Goodreads

This is a stellar history of the development of gatekeeper educational testing in the US. Lemann presents with great clarity the facts behind a major factor, used by elite universities, of sifting ... Read full review


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