William E. Sedlacek

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Professor of Education and Director of Testing,
Researching and Data Processing Counseling Center,
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Nominated By: Walter Allen

William Sedlacek has developed a unique, multifaceted assessment system which enables colleges and universities to identify noncognitive characteristics which predict success in higher education for underrepresented racial and cultural groups and other “nontraditional” populations of students in higher education. In addition to their value as admissions assessment instruments, Sedlacek’s noncognitive variables have been used as a paradigm for postmatriculation programs which have been shown to support the retention of nontraditional students already admitted to universities and professional schools.

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