from Inside Higher Ed
The College Board has claimed for decades that the SAT's strength is that it predicts the grades students will earn in the first year of college. But what if, in many cases, it doesn't? A study suggests that hundreds of thousands of students a year may have SAT scores that predict they will receive either better or worse grades than they are actually likely to receive. While the SAT may predict accurately for many others, the scholars who have produced the new study say it raises questions about the fairness and reliability of the SAT (including the new version about to be unveiled), which remains a key part of the admissions process at many colleges and universities.
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