Why the SAT should be eliminated

09/26/2012 | Washington Post, The

The SAT should be abolished as an exam that measures college readiness, Washington Post columnist Jay Mathews asserts. He writes that fewer colleges are considering SAT scores in admissions, and this year -- for the first time -- more students took the ACT than the SAT. Instead, Mathews suggests replacing the test with those that measure critical thinking, such as Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or Advanced International Certificate of Education exams.

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