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    the SAT

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    How Reliable and Valid Is the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)? Lee Middleton MGMT 640‚ Assessment Professor White February 14‚ 2013 Abstract In the world of today‚ assessments and tests are used as a means to distinguish the knowledge and ability of individuals. The Scholastic Assessment Test‚ more commonly known as the SAT‚ is a standardized test that is consistently used throughout the United States. The SAT is used by Universities and Colleges to gain an understanding

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    Eliminating the SATS

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    Eliminating the SATS Sydney Muntone Warren Hills High School Abstract The SAT’s: the dreaded test that’s supposed to determine the future of a nervous‚ impressionable high school student. The much-anticipated test has no place in our society anymore‚ though. The SAT is a terrible‚ overstressed measurement for college admission and it is totally ineffective in actually analyzing the students themselves. Scrapping this test from the college admission process is crucial

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    Abolish Sat

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    In “Abolish the SAT” by Charles Murray‚ Murray argues that there’s no benefit in keeping SAT test‚ thus it should be demolished. The author supports this point by comparing and analyzing the relationship between high school grades‚ SAT scores‚ and freshman grades in college‚ stating how the meaning of “SAT” has changed over time‚ and stating that wealthy kids have advantages of getting high scores on SAT than those who are poor. Murray states “Again‚ the SAT was unnecessary; it added nothing to

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    Abolish the SAT

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    McNeilly Dr. Corrine Hinton English1301 September 25‚ 2014 Abolish the SAT Every year seniors in high school are forced to take the SAT. SAT scores have been looked at as a sign of intellectual aptitude since 1933‚ but with the increase of tutoring‚ AP classes‚ aptitude tests‚ and higher GPAs‚ has the SAT become outdated? In Charles Murray’s essay “Abolish the SAT” he argues that‚ indeed‚ the SAT no longer serves a purpose. The SAT used to act as a democratizing force that would allow students from

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    Abolishing the SATs

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    Professor Tracey Nashel English 101 22 September 2014 Abolishing the SAT It is quite apparent that education is a major key to success‚ however‚ is it exactly a fair shot when we are determined of that by a standardized test? As if we all are intelligent in the same type of ways? Human beings are bright‚ brilliant creatures. A part of what makes us so interesting is all the different strengths we have‚ because we are not all the same. SAT scores are not a necessary part of the college acceptance process

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    Sat and Its Disadvantages

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    The SAT test was originally called the Scholastic Aptitude Test‚ then the Scholastic Assessment Test. The name was formally changed in 2004 to the SAT Reasoning Test‚ although it is still commonly known simply as the SAT. It is the oldest and most widely used standardized admissions test in the United States. It measures reading‚ writing‚ and math abilities‚ as well as problem-solving skills. The SAT has undergone many revisions during its history‚ but it is currently composed of three main sections:

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    Prompts Sat

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    SAT Essay Prompt Bank 5th Edition Compiled by solv6868@GTER March 10‚ 2008 Table of Contents Essay Scoring Guide…..………………………………..3 Practice Essay Prompts………………………………....4 May 2006 Essay Prompts……………………………….5 Oct. 2006 Essay Prompts……………………………….7 Nov. 2006 Essay Prompts……...……………………….8 Dec. 2006 Essay Prompts…………………………….....9 Jan. 2007 Essay Prompts………………………………11 Mar. 2007 Essay Prompts…………………………...…12 May 2007 Essay Prompts……………………………...13 June. 2007 Essay Prompts…………………...………...14 Dec.

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    Racial Bias in the SAT

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    Racial Bias in the SAT Abstract: Since the 1950’s the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) has been an important assessment tool for college admissions to consider. Today the test is composed of three sections including math‚ reading‚ and writing. There is controversy surrounding the reliability and validity of the test as there is a large white-black scoring gap. The purpose of this paper is to prove the presence of a racial bias against blacks in the SATs. I will do this by talking about the history

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    "SAT" by Danielle Ofri

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    poverty. Creating a revolving door at hospitals treating the poor for their present illnesses‚ but paying no mind in preventing them for the future. In SAT‚" Ofri describes her experience as a doctor treating an impoverished unambitious young man‚ Nemesio Rios. Instead of just following up on Rios’ routine check up‚ Ofri decides to prepare Rios for the SAT so that he could have a chance to go to college. For educational preparation is the preventative medicine for ones future well being because improving

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    SAT Optional Policy

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    and the selectivity‚ SAT optional policy has been accepted by more than 850 colleges and universities among the U.S. (College Board‚ 2015). Although rigorous studies have demonstrated that SAT/ACT optional policy has successfully achieved these two goals (Coleman‚ 2011; Epstein‚ 2009)‚ the comprehensive impacts of SAT Optional can be complex. This literature review shows the story of SAT Optional and the logic behind this policy‚ aiming at exploring the impacts of SAT Optional on both applicants

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    SAT Testing Problems

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    Problems of SAT Test and Alternative Solution In this era of innovation‚ it is apparently that knowledge is the key for success. And get accepted into universities are accredited as most important step to achieve the higher knowledge for a potential future. Since a major of people want to get into universities after graduated from high school‚ there must be a criteria to determined whether someone is good enough to enter universities. And the SAT test has been chosen by the U.S College Broad to

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    SAT Persuasive Essay

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    Should the SAT be used for college entry? Thousands of high school students spend the spring semester of their junior year stressing and studying for one of the most important tests that will get them into college‚ the SAT. The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)‚ created in 1920‚ is used to select each year’s incoming freshman class.(source ) The “standardized test” is regarded as the test that will predict how students do in college. Therefore‚ colleges use students SAT score as the deciding factor

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    SAT ESSAY PROMPT You have twenty-five minutes to write an essay on the topic assigned below. Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below. NOTE: read complete the excerpt first. Most of our schools are not facing up to their responsibilities. We must begin to ask ourselves whether educators should help students address the critical moral choices and social issues of our time. Schools have responsibilities beyond training people for jobs and getting

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    SAT Pros And Cons

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    Eliminate the SAT The Scholastic Aptitude Test‚ better known as the SAT‚ is‚ “a test designed to predict college performance and to provide a means for admissions people to compare prospective students who have the same grades‚ but who come from widely varying high schools in different parts of the country” (Keisler 1). This standardized test has caused an immense amount of controversy all because of conflicting opinions arguing whether or not that definition is truly accurate. The SAT has created

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    Pros And Cons Of The SAT

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    “The new SAT is A) a big change B) still important C) controversial D) all of the above” 58% of students who took the SAT are deemed not college ready. Why might that be? Explain. College: “an institution of higher learning” (Dictionary.com). College is a key‚ formative period in one’s life. It allows for a higher‚ prolonged education‚ exposure to different cultures‚ and more opportunities in life. Most colleges require applicant profiles in order to compare potential students from others. These

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    Sat and Test Result

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    Review of Related Literature In this chapter the related topics and information regarding this study. The J.H Cerilles State College entrance exams to measure and compare the student’s ability to college level work with other student applicants from various school. It ability is also an instrument designed to measure potential college performance‚ block section category‚ remedial class participation and scholarship qualification. Entrance exams are not the only criteria

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    SAT Test Structure

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    SAT TEST – OVERVIEW • The SAT is a standard college entrance exam that measures skills in math‚ reading‚ and writing. • The first section is always a written essay‚ which takes 25 minutes‚ and the last section is always a multiple-choice writing section‚ which takes 10 minutes. • The other parts of the test — six 25-minute sections and two 20-minute sections — can appear in any order. • One of the 25-minute sections (you won’t know which) will not count toward your score; it is used to try

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    250 Sat Words

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    250 SAT words Page i About this book This book is a collection of exercises designed to help learners master Sparknotes’ selection of the 250 most difficult SAT words (http://www.sparknotes.com). All the sentences used in the practice questions are adapted from The Free Library (http://www.thefreelibrary.com/)‚ British National Corpus (http://www.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/)‚ Collin Cobuilds Advanced Learner’s Dictionary‚ Webster’s New World Essential Vocabulary (David A. Herzog)‚ and How to Prepare

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    The SAT: Generalized for Minority populations? Rebecca Mickle University of Hawaii at Manoa INTRODUCTION Colleges and universities take into consideration a number of factors when determining student admissions and eligibility. One such measure is the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Widely thought to be a reliable predictor of student success at the college level‚ the SAT has been a vital component of college admissions for nearly a century (Lawrence

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    SAT Testing Fair Essay

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    Are the SATs Fair for Everyone? The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is a test designed for students of any age‚ but draws a large amount of juniors and seniors in high school. This test measures students’ skills in reading‚ writing and mathematics. The test is out of 2400 points‚ 800 points from reading‚ 800 from writing‚ and 800 from mathematics. If good test scores come from wealth‚ then the most important issue to consider is‚ the poorest families having a disadvantage because they cannot afford

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