Summary To Determine College Academic Performance By Nick Anderson

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Anderson, Nick. "SAT scores fall modestly in a year of transition for college admission test." Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2016. Opposing Viewpoints in Context,
GALE|A464820218. Accessed 30 Nov. 2016. This article was written following the change in the SAT test. The article focused on the drop in average test scores on the “old” SAT. Anderson focused on the steady decline of test scores throughout the article. Anderson included stats in the article about the number of students who took the SAT and when the test was taken. Anderson just briefly touches on the idea of colleges no longer using the SAT in the admissions process. This article is not good for the argument of dropping test scores from the admissions process. Anderson does not discuss …show more content…

Gough argues that a student’s whole body of work should determine more than a three and a half hour test. Also in the article, Gough provides a section out of Kenneth L. Shropshire’s “SAT Scores Do Not Determine College Academic Performance” to back up his argument about the use of test scores. Gough finishes his article by shifting the focus to minorities who have not seen success on the test and how the NCAA has denied them the chance at an education. While this article is primarily about student-athletes, it has a few quotes that could be helpful in writing an essay about standardized testing in normal college admissions. The section of “SAT Scores Do Not Determine College Academic Performance” can provide extremely helpful information on the broad overview of test scores and college …show more content…

Soares has split the book into three sections based on what the essay and report is about. The first section deals with the history and an overview of the SAT. Section number two deals with how schools remove bias, case studies done by universities, and new techniques that can be used in replace of standardized testing. The final section evaluates test-optional policies. Bits and pieces of this book can be used to argue that schools should not look at test scores during the admissions process. The first section that gives a history of the test may not be the best option for this paper. However, the final two sections provide reports that will be helpful for arguing that test scores should not be used in the admissions

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