RACE IN AMERICA: WHAT DOES SAT STAND FOR?

WHY AN END TO AFFIRMATIVE ACTION MIGHT DOOM A RITE OF PASSAGE THAT EVERY HIGH-SCHOOLER FEARS

Here's a question you won't find on the SAT: What does SAT stand for? A) Scholastic Aptitude Test. B) Scholastic Assessment Test. C) Slimy and Atrocious Torture. D) Nothing.

If you answered C, you might have read a book by high-schoolers called Up Your Score: The Underground Guide to the SAT. But the real answer, surprisingly, is D.

Yes, the test used to be called the Scholastic Aptitude Test, but like so much about the SAT, even the name was causing controversy: some felt that the SAT measured only an aptitude for taking aptitude tests. Plus, the test's sponsors found that...

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