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Thursday, February 20, 2014
Grades Better Predictors of Success Than SATs
Dear Parents of High School Students & Students:
Don't go crazy over standardized tests and test scores. This new study presented in the Seattle Times tells a story with a happy ending that you need to hear:
"When it comes to success in college, a new study again raises questions about whether college-entrance exams such as the SAT predict how well students will do.
"The study’s authors examined the records of 123,000 students at 33 colleges that don’t require students to submit test scores when they apply for admission. They compared the 70 percent of students who chose to submit their scores to the 30 percent who did not, and found no significant differences in the college grade-point averages or graduation rates between the two groups.
"Students’ high-school grades were much better predictors of performance, the study’s authors said." READ MORE