Why Take the SAT in High School If Middle-School Scores Were Strong?


I have read multiple threads about middle school SAT scores, and I have also read the more recent article on this topic. Despite this, I cannot find consistent answers regarding middle school SAT scores. My question is this: If a middle school student scores at or above the SAT 75th percentile for desired schools, then what is the point of taking the exam again in high school? I know universities are a mixed bag in terms of when they want to see scores (Carnegie and Wash U prefer scores from high school), but most schools I've contacted will accept scores within five years of application (not matriculation). My child has a sufficient score from middle school for most of the most competitive schools. I am just wondering whether it is necessary to check the box of taking the exam again in high school. Just a naïve parent here.

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