Does The SAT Exam Accurately Reflect The Intelligence Level Of A Person Or Isolated Group Of People?

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Research Paper- Does the SAT exam accurately reflect the intelligence level of a person or isolated group of people? The SAT has always been a rather intriguing phenomenon to me. I've always wondered why so many people tend to make judgments about a person's level of intelligence based on a numeric value between 200 and 1600. It seems that high school students, whether aware of it or not, are being grouped in accordance with these scores and are not being given fair academic assessment because of it. How can a three-hour list of questions and answers be expected to cover four year's worth of high school learning? I also have never liked that ETS, the organization behind the infamous Scholastic Achievement Test, has total control over every student in every high school across America. Parents know that come spring of junior year they will have to make out a check for seventy somewhat dollars in order for their child to sit for the SAT exam if they have any hopes of their kids going to college upon graduation from high school.

Why should they feel pressured to do so? ETS is purposely suppressing the scholastic abilities of those who don't have as much money as others. I believe ETS to be a money-hungry venture aimed at controlling American society by predestining the youth and steering them in the wrong direction.

In "Scoring the SATs"� Professor David Karen reviews the book entitled THE BIG TEST: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy, by Nicholas Lemann, while giving insight of his own, giving the reader ample reason to resent further the organization so many love to hate. The reign of ETS, we learn of the surpluses generated through high test-taking fees by this tax-exempt firm, of the biases built into...