High School Juniors Should Take ACT, Not SAT
"I've looked at the marketing and the samples and I feel comfortable saying that every failure of true educational assessment that we've seen on the Big Standardized Tests is right there in the New! Improved! SAT. This test is a crapfest-- and not just a crapfest, but an untested, unproven crapfest from a company that just rolled out the first part of its new suite of tests and now can't get the results back to students on time."
"The New! Improved! SAT has the potential to be a disaster of epic proportions, and that might be an occasion for schadenfreude if not for one thing-- a whole host of eleventh graders are counting on those scores to help them get into college. Yes, we can talk about how screwed up that whole business is, but in the meantime it's the world our students have to live in, and in that world, this spring, the ACT is their best shot."
|Student protesters against standardized testing.|
"You don't have to take the SAT-- and this year at least, you shouldn't. "
And besides, your child can attend one of the outstanding colleges on this incredible site that is test optional.
Consider ourselves warned. Thanks, Peter.