Since 1926, the College Board has been branding high school students with test scores that can significantly alter their path to college. The College Board’s standardized exams, tainted with bias, claim to be able to determine a student’s success in college merely after 4 hours of testing. The dreaded SAT has become more heavily weighted on the college application, which has resulted in many more fretful teenage lives. Four years of rigorous courses, great grades, community service and involvement, and determination can easily be overlooked in the admissions office because of a not-so-great SAT score.
To those students lacking work ethic but who flourish in a testing environment, the SAT is an answer to their prayers. But the SAT and its proven prejudiced nature is not efficient in determining academic success, nor does it promote a higher level of learning.
Studies show that, on average, a white, wealthy male will score higher than any other cultural or economic group. Test score data from California shows that test-takers with family incomes of less than $20,000 a year have a mean score or 1310, while those with family incomes of more than $20,000 have a mean score of 1715.
Click below to read the entire article.the original article from Ledger-Enquirer, written by Joana Leger