What Do The SATs Measure Anyway?
The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is set to be revamped soon following reports that scores across the country have fallen to troubling lows. But do poor SAT scores really mean poor students?
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 26% of American Adults believe the results of a standardized national test like the SAT college entrance test are an accurate reflection of a student’s knowledge and intelligence. Fifty-eight percent (58%) disagree. Sixteen percent (16%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on September 6-7, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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