Bad news for the All-New, Revamped SAT: Only 27% in the most recent Rasmussen poll think that the SAT should be a major factor in college admission.
Actually, it may be even less than 27%.
According to Rasmussen,
“…most Americans don’t think the SATs are an accurate reflection of a student’s abilities, nor do they believe they should be a major factor in college admissions.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 21% of American Adults think that, generally speaking, the results of standardized tests like the SATs are an accurate reflection of a student’s knowledge and intelligence. Sixty-two percent (62%) disagree, while18% are not sure.
Somehow the American people have figured out what scholars and even the College Board, sponsor of the SAT, acknowledge: High school grades are a better predictor of success in college than the one-shot admissions tests.
And since so many affluent parents are able to pay for tutoring, the SAT strongly reflects family income.