The SAT should no longer be considered in college applications.
cow22, May 2, 2021, 1090 views, 2
The SAT is a horrible metric.
theunchartedste..., 18 views, 1 rebuttals, 2
It's actually a great metric because it standardizes everybody on one scale that's an equal playing field, giving colleges an object view of who's worthy of admission and who's not.
Guest User 745, 4 views, 1 rebuttals, 0
But it only tests one dimension of an applicant's abilities
NYCdebater, 0 views, 0 rebuttals, 0
Yes, SAT is not perfect, but inflated and non-standardized grades and teacher recommendations is a better metric? No way, some unified metric should be a basis for admission.
Guest User 978, 1 views, 0 rebuttals, 0
I think the whole education system ought to be reformed. Maybe taking some bits from the scandinavian system would be fruitful.
Guest User 270, 7 views, 0 rebuttals, 0
SATs do not test for true ability to thrive in college, but are rather a test than can be "gamed" through extensive prep
Guest User 113, 32 views, 0 rebuttals, 0
Prep courses for the SAT used to be expensive, but now they are all freely available on Khan Academy, so this is not longer an argument
NYCdebater, 1 views, 0 rebuttals, 0
They do, because they show how much you have learned in your years at school and that tells colleges if you are able to handle their materials and workload. In addition, the SAT isn’t the only thing that colleges consider and many colleges are also test optional.
Peterdrumm4, 0 views, 0 rebuttals, 0
Without the SAT (or another standardized test) there would be no way to calibrate among high schools. A GPA from a poor high school would be considered similar to a GPA from a competitive high school without regard about true ability of students.
Guest User 616, 9 views, 0 rebuttals, 0
why is the sat under attack when money can help every aspect of a college application (ex, extracurriculars, private schools, college counsellors)? Money helps from the get-go, but the sat can act as an equalizer because it is objective
Guest User 500, 3 views, 0 rebuttals, 0
So the average Jekeil who smokes crack and cuts class in his local hood high school with a 4.0 GPA by sucking off the teachers should get an edge over someone with a 3.8 GPA? Giving one test is the best way to have a level playing field for everyone. If we were to use GPA and teacher recommendations, how tf would the system accommodate homeschooled students?
dababy, 26 views, 0 rebuttals, 0
While I agree with your point, doing well on the SAT is largely dependent on the amount of studying a student can do. For a poor kid who has to work two jobs and take care of younger siblings, studying for the SAT might not be a priority and the student may not have the time to study or enough money to buy studying materials. Because of this, it is harder for under priviledged students to do well on the SAT. While the SAT is not a completely objective measure of intelligence, I do not see a better way for colleges to set a baseline for applicants they will consider.
Guest User 430, 2 views, 0 rebuttals, 0
SATs are the only truly objective measure of cognitive ability across all high schools
Guest User 111, 24 views, 0 rebuttals, 0
GPA and Teacher recommendations are a better measure of cognitive ability
Guest User 114, 3 views, 0 rebuttals, 0
A 4.0 at an average school is equivalent to a 2.5 at magnet school. Colleges need the SAT so they can gauge the ability of students on an objective scale.
YourBoyHans, 0 views, 0 rebuttals, 0