The Pros And Cons Of The SAT

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It is Saturday morning and the time is 7:55 am. Tom is minutes five minutes away from taking the biggest test of his life . Today is his SAT test. This test determine the types of schools that he can get into and if he is college bound. Tom has extreme test anxiety while taking the test. Which cause him to not finish most of the sections. Three weeks later tom receives his SAT score and they are horrible. Tom has taken the test three times and still receive the same scores. Is it fair for college to judge tom on the scores he has receive even though he has test anxiety . what about his GPA, the course he took , community service , and his extra-curricular activities. College should not base admission…show more content…
according to the U.S. Department of Education black and Latino students score below whites and Asian on standardized test .The SAT critical reading section and writing section describe topics associated mostly with the white demographic . Often the passages are about subjects that white upper class students are more exposed to. If minority students are at disadvantage in taking the SAT, their choice of colleges will be significantly limited with important implications for their financial, professional and social future. Since the SAT is bias, there has been a recent increase in the number of students who takes the ACT instead of the SAT test.” Over the past six years , the number of seniors who have taken the ACT has grown by 90,000 while high school graduates with SAT scores have declined by more than…show more content…
Not every child has the same opportunity as the families who can afford it. ‘ it is not fair that to the students who can cant afford take sat/ act prep class . the families who can afford the test , there students takes prep classes , have a private tutor, they have practice books and they can afford to take test multiple times. Even though students who are on free reduce lunch they get three sat waiver and two act waiver . But then there student who are not on free reduce lunch who can’t afford to take the test multiple times. For example jasmine comes from a family from five and her father and her brother are the only persons that work in the house . Her family tried to apply for free reduce lunch, but her family was denied. Jasmine family can only afford to let her take both of the test one time . But how could she take the test without preparing for it. Jasmine had no way of prep for test. It is not fair for jasmine to be judge by colleges because of her scores. Because she didn’t have the same opportunity to be successful on the test. She had no way of preparation for the
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