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ABSTRACTThe SAT is the most important test for high school students each year over 2 million people take this standardized multiple-choice test to send their scores to colleges and universities With the growing number of applicants most admission offices use the results to evaluate a students potential to succeed in undergraduate studies Over the years many debates about the tests reliability and accuracy to predict a students performance has arisen but the outcome remains unclear The SAT reasoning test or SAT I is the main test covering a students aptitudes in critical reading writing and math Other versions of the test called the SAT subject tests or SAT II are also administered by CollegeBoardcom and they test the mastery of a student in a specific subject such as physics chemistry English history etc It is believed that the SAT scores are correlated with race parental income and education creating a bias profile of admitted students In this research paper I will omit to write reasoning test when speaking about the SAT I for redundant words purposesKey terms Culturally biased social and economical diversity prediction of college success1INTRODUCTIONThe Start to an SAT-free Admission ProcessOver the years there has been much controversy about the over-reliance on SAT scores and on the tests reliability and accuracy to predict college success As a result many four-year colleges are starting to move away from the SAT discovering many benefits According to FairTestcom over 800 colleges are now SAT optional and it is a slow growing trend 1 To have competitive colleges disregard scores from the most important test for most high-school students is making people question whether the SAT is a good evaluation of a students abilities and knowledge 2Relevant Concerns Towards the TestTo conclude if a test is fully reliable a student should get the same grade if retaken many times The SAT as other standardized tests has a measurement error which gives a standard range of variation
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