Blind trust in the SAT and ACT college entrance exams is becoming less blind…hundreds of colleges no longer require them.
Every year at this time, millions of American high school seniors sweat bullets preparing themselves for the first basic brain scan of their lives to determine where they’re likely to attend college.
As much as an accident of history as anything else, the Scholastic Aptitude Test, or SAT, and its counter-part ACT, have been the quasi gold standard used by college admission reviewers to gauge the likelihood of an applicant succeeding at their institution.
But a just-released study revealed that there is little correlation between higher SAT scores and good student academic performance than with students who scored lower but who had good high school grades and applied themselves. In other words, those good at taking tests, versus those with average or above intelligence showing individual initiative.
The results of the SAT score study is found in this story from NPR: Click here.