The SAT and ACT have for years assumed that their tests are a good measure of the ability of a student to thrive in college and have failed to address the very real concerns that academia has raised about reliance on testing for admissions. Now, both tests are now claiming that they are good measures of high school success as well as indicators of college readiness. Can either test really be both of those things?
SCENE: DINNER TIME
Child stares incessantly at cell phone
Parent: "What happened at school today?"
Child does not look up
This dialogue probably sounds familiar to many of you. This single-word response is the habit of nearly every adolescent desperate to ward off the prying questions of their well-meaning parents.
Fear not, parents. There are remedies!
Last year, Nevada had the lowest average ACT scores in the US. However, Nevadans (as well as those in other ACT-mandatory states) should be careful about what conclusions they draw and more so about what they do about those conclusions.
For the last seven years, debate has been heated among future MBAs as many business schools began to accept the GRE as well as the GMAT for admissions consideration. Now the same is happening for prospective law school students.