The SAT and the College Admissions Process

The SAT and the College Admissions Process - How big of a...

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By Stephanie Pham The SAT How big of a role should it play in the college admissions process?
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Histor y First introduced in 1901 by a group of colleges who formed the College Entrance Examination Board. Nation’s oldest and most widely used college entrance exam Created to have a standard in admitting students. Has changed names throughout the years- Scholastic Aptitude Test, Scholastic Assessment Test, SAT Reasoning
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What is the SAT? The SAT Reasoning Test “can determine whether or not a person is ready for college.” –College Board It assesses how well test takers can analyze and solve problems Measures literacy, numeracy, and writing skills needed for college. Most colleges look at high school grades in conjunction with SAT scores.
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Knowledge Issues- Measuring Aptitude Aptitude- “An innate and inherent capacity or readiness of learning.” SAT is supposed to measure what a person has the ability to do. However, many people take SAT prep courses or read SAT prep books to get ready for the test. If they’re studying for it, then how is the
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