Students Should Not Be Judged Based On Sat Scores

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Dre Jones Students Should NOT be Judged based on SAT Scores Standardized tests like the SAT and ACT are on everyone ‘s minds as the November 1st early admission deadline approaches. As a high school senior, I know that it is a very stressful time. The competition is intense, we are not only competing with people from our school for a slot in a college class, but we are competing against students across the nation. The competition is between people from every background imaginable; public schools, private schools, AP, honors, and academic classes, wealthy, poor, Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, etc. Students are encouraged to continue their college education at colleges and universities throughout the country; however, many students are discouraged from doing so because of the barriers that standardized tests put up. Every high school senior has one of those secret little numbers, and according to my teacher, that number determines our ability to study and succeed in college. The College Board claims that the SAT is a standardized test, which means that all high school students across the U.S. take the same test. On the surface, this assumption seems true, but a closer look reveals test scores that are determined by factors such as money, gender, test anxiety and even race. For most high school students who want to attend an elite college, the SAT is more than a test. It is one of the life 's greatest landmarks. While reading the essay titled Does the SAT Predict College Success? I came across various reasons of why the author thinks a standardized test should be kept and why they are fair. The argument was that they do not restrict access or diversity. Standardized tests do restrict the accessibility of the college and also limit t... ... middle of paper ... ...les are reviewed to a larger extent and it will also allow for a better connection between the admission official and the candidate. Students should not be labeled and judged based on numbers. I am finally here, on the final threshold, and as each day passes my dream grows ever closer. College seemed like such an illusion two years ago, a castle in the air really. As I apply to college this year I hope that the admissions department looks past my test scores and concentrates more on who I am as a person and make a decision that is not based on scores. I hope that wherever I go is a good fit for me personally and not just a good fit to my scores. I hope you will reconsider your opinion on the use of standardized test. I also hope that you while you read the response to your essay you change your opinion and use your authority to influence other people to do the same.

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