The SAT is weakened

Posted: March 11, 2014 at 3:29 a.m.

It’s the news that will launch a thousand test-preparation courses: The College Board is once again altering the SAT, the much-criticized college admissions exam that has struggled to defend its approach to student assessment. The SAT’s writers appear to be doing two things: (1) changing what it tests, and (2) making it easier. There’s reason for the former, and danger in the latter.

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Editorial, Pages 14 on 03/11/2014


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