ERIC Number: EJ708858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec-16
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New SAT or No SAT?
Black Issues in Higher Education, v21 n22 p33 Dec 2004
Some say the new SAT is an improved version of the old one. It adds more math, especially advanced algebra, an essay section and testing on grammar, according to some reports. Supposedly, it will rely less on rote reasoning and more on critical thinking. Will it give college admissions officers better information? Because no matter what the SAT measures, it matters to young people who are trying to get into college. This document is an overview of the SAT and the controversy it causes for lower-income Black and Brown students.
Descriptors: College Admission, Low Income Groups, Minority Groups, Test Content, College Entrance Examinations, Critical Thinking
Cox Matthews and Associates, Inc., 10520 Warwick Avenue, Suite B-8, Fairfax, VA 22030-3136. Web site: http://www.blackissues.com.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)