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ACT, SAT Reveal Education Gaps

ACT, SAT Reveal Education Gaps

Standardized tests are complicated, unfair
Jenna Thrasher, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

It’s no secret that the ACT and SAT are tied to one’s socioeconomic status. These standardized tests often feel more like they are testing how much you can pay for tutoring, rather than your intelligence....

The SAT's new changes are pushing away students who would've taken it this year because the format was so uncertain.

This year, the SAT comes with new changes

Students await the new test
Willy Verneris, Staff Writer April 26, 2016

Whether you hear it or not, somewhere in America, somebody is talking about standardized testing, specifically the SAT or ACT. Students work hard to conquer these tests and receive scores that they deem...

In order to get into competitive colleges, some students feel that they must abuse the free time granted to them in order to score higher on tests like the ACT and SAT.

Pressure forces students to crave extra time

Looking at the effects of standardized tests
Anneliese Moore, Managing Editor March 19, 2015

For students who view college as a crucial step towards a successful career, choosing the right college creates an inordinate amount of pressure. As a result, an industry has been created: standardized...

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