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THE SAT. How’s that SAT prep going? Need some SAT tips? Well, here’s one: The SAT may not actually be measuring your…anything. That’s right, your SAT scores, despite what colleges and high schools across America may like for you to believe, may not reflect anything new. There is actually substantial evidence that instead of broad aptitudes, the SATs only measure a specific set of non-quantitative, cultural values and ideas. Don’t scratch those SAT dates off your calendar yet though, because it is still important, and on this week’s episode of Idea Channel, let’s look at why.

~~ASSETS~~

1:30 “What Was on the First SAT?”, http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/document-deep-dive-what-was-on-the-first-sat-21720496/?no-ist

5:52 “SAT reading, math scores decline”
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/44519433/ns/us_news-life/t/sat-reading-scores-fall-lowest-level-record/

6:04 “FairTest - Top Tier Schools which Deemphasize the ACT/SAT…”, http://conversationed.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Colleges_that_deemphasize_admission_tests.pdf

6:07 “Study: College Selectivity Doesn’t Improve Graduation Rates” http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/08/07/college-selectivity-doesnt-really-matter-for-graduation-rates-study-says

6:17 “Testing Your Scantron Score” ScantronCorp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHnVE0hVBes

6:20 “Using the Scantron”, UNR Microbiology 251 TA Channel, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suabO1NBSSA

6:24 OpScan 4ES, ScantronCorp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSuIsS0gCzY

7:01 “2013 FIRST Tech Challenge at i-Gate: High School Robotics Competition"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0AqMoTr-Gg


~~ SOURCES ~~

All sources can be found in this Google Doc:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qH3Ldi1WhRTICb8Dms0ZnpZQQRVNMleVsPRU8XiZ9R4/edit?usp=sharing

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