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The New SAT: Opinions Vary

If you are at all connected to the college admissions world, you probably know that there are big changes coming to the SAT in 2016. As you may have inferred from some of my previous writings, I'm not a big fan of standardized testing. although I do understand the need for it. I think that a college applicant's worth can be judged far better than by merely a simple set of numbers.

One recent news item that I found especially irritating comes from Harvard professor, Steven Pinker, who feels that the Ivy League "is broken" and that only standardized tests can fix it. The College Confidential discussion forum crowd, as you might suspect, had myriad takes on this contention. To wit:

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