Education: Testing: S.A.T.s under Fire

S.A.T.s Under Fire

With the snows of winter comes a traumatic experience for 1,400,000 of the nation's preparatory and high school students: they must suffer through the three-hour Scholastic Aptitude Tests. Much of the agony stems from the exaggerated belief of many students that their S.A.T. scores will determine whether they get into the college of their choice—or even any college at all. For the most part, the pain is pointless. A number of educators now contends that the tests are an imprecise indicator of future success—and colleges are relying on them...

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