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Admissions 101: Are Too Many Smart Kids Ditching the SAT?

Back in March, Jay asked in Admissions 101 whether smart kids were moving away from taking the SATs. The conversation has been bubbling ever since.

Patrickmattimore1 writes educators should not rethink which tests students are taking, but the tests in general:

"Neither the SAT Reasoning test nor the ACT have great predictive validity yet their sponsors wield enormous power in the competitive college admissions field. Why hasn't someone, or a group of someones, come along and said to the colleges "Hey, I think I (we) can create a test or measurement that will have higher predictive validity?" And then gone out and done it. We are a long ways from having a great admissions test. Before we decide on one relatively lousy test, shouldn't there be some kind of push to get a great one?"

By Washington Post Editors  | May 19, 2009; 11:42 AM ET
Categories:  Admissions 101  | Tags:  ACT, SAT  
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