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Thu May 21, 2020, 11:32 PM

1. But these tests don't test critical reasoning. The SAT is mostly a vocabulary and reading test

along with math through Algebra and Geometry.

The ACT includes some subject matter tests also. But why is that better than looking at assessing their transcripts?

Several studies have suggested that grades may be a better measure of college success than test scores are. One by the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research found that high school grades correlated strongly and consistently with college graduation, while the correlation between graduation and ACT scores was weak.

Another study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, questioned the conventional wisdom that standardized tests are more reliable than grades from schools of different quality. It found that high-school grade point average was “consistently the best predictor” of cumulative college grades and graduation.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/10/us/sat-act-uc-lawsuit.html?action=click&module=RelatedLinks&pgtype=Article

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