The Answer to the SAT argument

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Discus: SAT/ACT Tests and Test Preparation: March 2004 Archive: The Answer to the SAT argument
By Liquidthought (Liquidthought) on Monday, March 01, 2004 - 02:20 am: Edit

If there is so much controversy concerning the validity of SAT scores in the college admissions process, then why don't colleges develop their own specific "admissions tests", that would test applicants on the specific skills and qualities that they deem important. This would also ease the problem of kids applying to a ridiculous number of schools, and would attract kids who were really passionate enough about the school to actually take the test.

By Drusba (Drusba) on Monday, March 01, 2004 - 11:08 am: Edit

Because it is cost prohibitive and impracticable. If Harvard had to administer tests nationwide for 25,000 applicants it would cost a bundle to do so in test creation, administrators, scorers, halls for the tests, etc. Impracticable because you do not have enough test days in a year for over 2,000 colleges to give separate tests.

By Averagemathgeek (Averagemathgeek) on Monday, March 01, 2004 - 12:57 pm: Edit

I think Drusba settled that.
And who says the colleges would make a better test?

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