The SAT: A Constructive Instrument?

December 6, 2011

Is the SAT a constructive and useful instrument for assessing the readiness or potential of students to pursue higher education?  That has become a much-debated topic in recent years, and many institutions have become “test optional,” dropping any requirement that students submit SAT scores as part of the application process.

The New York Time’s has used its “Room for Debate” feature to provide several perspectives from well-informed higher education professionals.  Rebecca Ruiz provides an overview, and you can click through to the whole debate transcript.


About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).
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