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Abolish SAT and ACT Exams?

 
 
Miller
 
Mon 22 Sep, 2008 08:45 am
Should these two exams be abolished as criteria for college admission?

If so, why not abolish both the LSAT ( Law School) and MCAT ( Medical School)
exams?

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cicerone imposter
 
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Mon 22 Sep, 2008 11:55 am
@Miller,
What will take its place? College admissions tests are not perfect, but that's all we now have. As we all know, or should know, is that an "A" from one school is not equivalent to the same grade in another school.
Miller
 
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Fri 26 Sep, 2008 11:59 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Experts claim that the tests favor rich kids, who can take the necessary prep courses to do well.

Also claimed that the tests classify kids based on ethnicitiy and not intelligence, since there are close relations between ethnicity and SAT scores.
( Highest scores found, in general, among Asian Americans)
hawkeye10
 
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Sat 27 Sep, 2008 12:24 am
@Miller,
there is a boat load of collage admissions folk who think that the SAT owners especially need to make contact with the broad side of a 2x4. They claim that the SAT does not measure probability of success in collage very well, that it is biased, and that it is increasingly rigged to favor those who can pay SAT big fees for test prep. The idea is to replace the current tests with a new test that will better evaluate the potential students, a testthat presumably will not owned by a corp that will use the test as a cash cow at the expense of the best interests of the university.

About damn time.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Sat 27 Sep, 2008 06:29 pm
@Miller,
Asian Americans enjoy the fruits of their studies and labor with very high success rates. However, all that has accomplished is ignored the blacks and Hispanics who have been dropping out of high school and college at higher rates.

I see that as a huge problem in the US, and we must find some solutions to this imbalance.
Miller
 
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Sun 28 Sep, 2008 12:27 am
@cicerone imposter,
cicerone imposter wrote:

Asian Americans enjoy the fruits of their studies and labor with very high success rates. However, all that has accomplished is ignored the blacks and Hispanics who have been dropping out of high school and college at higher rates.

I see that as a huge problem in the US, and we must find some solutions to this imbalance.


Most important to a kid's success in school is his/her home life and the presence of a strong mother/father figure in the home.
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Joebro13243
 
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Mon 5 Jan, 2015 03:40 pm
@Miller,
AMEN LOL
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