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"*  NINE COLLEGES have agreed to admit a total of 100 students
   next year who score well on a new test that involves Lego
   blocks and in-depth interviews. The experiment, financed by
   the Mellon Foundation, is designed to help find an
   alternative to affirmative action that will help colleges
   admit diverse groups of students."
   --> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/99/11/99112204n.htm

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Face validity for such an assessment design might appear to
be questionable if not facetious.  But given the stories I've
heard about assessment procedures and practices in many
institutions, it just might measure up well in comparison.

Regards,

Gene Kerstiens
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