The SAT’s Past and Future

Curious about the history of the SAT? Or about how the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped The College Board’s business model? There’s an outstanding piece in The New Yorker by Eren Orbey that shines a lantern on how the ubiquitous standardized test has changed since its inception (and particularly over these … 

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Revisionist History on Testing in Admissions

Talk about revisionist history! For decades, many folks claimed that the SAT and ACT unfairly advantaged the privileged. Their argument? High school students from families of means could receive tutoring for these exams. These folks, of course, were right. In spite of what College Board, the maker of the SAT, … 

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