Essays Tagged: "SAT"

SAT Scores vs. Acceptance Rates

pter 2. In this experiment, I will determine whether or not there is a relationship between average SAT scores of incoming freshmen versus the acceptance rate of applicants at top universities in the ... 2 of the very best universities in the country according to US News & World Report. The average SAT scores of incoming freshmen are the explanatory variables. The response variable is the acceptan ...

(3 pages) 142 0 3.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

What went wrong with America's schools

dents per class, student achievement deteriorated in every available measure. In 15 years, national SAT scores declined by 5 points annually. That 75 point drop has put the US behind greatly, and has ... to rate their skills in different skills. In order to graduate, you must pass that test. Using the SAT 's would be appropriate. Have taking the SAT 's mandatory and set a minimum to pass. If the stud ...

(12 pages) 222 0 3.7 Nov/1994

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

"The S.A.T's: A Fair Fight?". This paper argues against using the S.A.T's as a "standardized" test of your I.Q capacity.

, by other factors.You ask yourself, "What makes a average/mediocre student?" Is it the low grades, SAT scores, environment or social behavior? What makes a student fail? There are many factors involv ... ny which would take a lot of in-depth research. I'll concentrate on the areas I just brought up.The SAT is a poor tool to determine collegiate eligibility. Today, the SAT is still used to debase Ameri ...

(4 pages) 149 2 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Futility of Standerdized Tests By JumboMoos Presents arguments against the use of standerdized tests and alternative assessments

antly, students.Testing itself derives from discrimination and misconceptions. The developer of the SAT and dean of Princeton at the time stated "The decline of American intelligence will be more rapi ... ork flew in the face of the credibility and reliability of ETS, especially when he would throw post SAT parties where students would be let in if they remembered at least one question from the test.Th ...

(5 pages) 141 0 4.1 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Predictive Validity of College Admissions Test

Over a decade ago, fiery debates ignited over the validity of college admissions tests, such as the SAT and ACT, as a result of a disturbing trend of inequality in the test scores between students of ... disturbing trend of inequality in the test scores between students of different racial groups. The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is an aptitude test designed to predict students' future performance ...

(5 pages) 147 0 4.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Georgia's HOPE Scholarship in Dire Need of Change

ution to the problem may be to increase the standards one needs to qualify for the scholarship. The SAT is the most popular required standardized test for colleges in the South. It is not only an entr ... so a measuring tool of how well a student will perform in college. Perdue believes adding a minimum SAT score of 1000, or an equivalent ACT score of 21, seems to be a reasonable solution to this probl ...

(8 pages) 42 0 3.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

This is a case study for my organizational ethics class

ght an would be ranked. When I started looking at colleges I had to begin my review classes for the SATS. So as you can see I do have a lot of experience in regards to standardized testing. In my expe ... t only that but "For many years now, the median score for blacks on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) has fallen 200 points short of that for whites (on a scale of 400 to 600, divided equally betwe ...

(5 pages) 77 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Are Standardized Tests Harming Our Educational System? An indepth look at the effects of standardized tests.

ced in life. Sometimes it is to pass a class, or to get into a specific college, such as the ACT or SAT. Most frequently, it is just to judge intelligence on a national level, like the criterion refer ... lso allows colleges or other institutions to gather information on students. Through tests like the SAT and ACT colleges can test every student's intelligence and then base their acceptance on who rec ...

(19 pages) 248 0 5.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

SAT: Not Used?

scenes of a movie, portraying the teenager's chaotic actions. Brushing his teeth, he glares at his SAT vocabulary list and memorizes ten terms with his exhausted cerebrum. Chugging and crunching his ... enters the testing site and finds himself facing one of the most vital challenges of his life - the SAT. Despite the negative effects of excessive studying, this student gains knowledge and skills cri ...

(6 pages) 50 0 3.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Standardized Tests: Helpful or Harmful?

e, however African American students should have a wider selection of college choices even if their SAT or ACT scores do not meet the bar. One's whole college career should not be based on the score o ... ion the variety of each individuals test taking style. Some are better test takers then others. The SAT and ACT should not be required to get into a four year institution because the test appears to b ...

(8 pages) 92 0 3.7 Jul/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Questions on "Mother Tonge" by Amy Tan

CAT scan story would not show the seriousness of the effects of the mother's broken English. If the SAT story was taken out, it would not show how Tan's mother's broken English affected Tan.3.By quoti ...

(1 pages) 17 0 0.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Erin vs. Diane

(1 pages) 25 1 4.3 Jun/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Gay Theater

school and/or college transcript from all secondary and post-secondary instutions you have attended.SAT, ACT or TOEFL scores Personal Statement Recommendation Form Shortly after receipt of your applic ... n has been completed.Minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 point system or equivalent.Minimum SAT combined score of 850 or ACT composite score of 18 Written recommendation from 1-2 educational o ...

(1 pages) 371 0 3.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Voluntary Prayer In Public Schools

iolent crimes committed has risen over 330% ("Religion", 2). Research done on test scores using the SAT's (Scholastic Aptitude Test) shows that the actual knowledge of the students began to decline af ... it down, because I hate God and every single thing he stands for," wrote someone with the name of "Satan" in an e-mail ("Should",6-7). Since this country was formed there have been issues rega ...

(10 pages) 27 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

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

Research Paper- Does the SAT exam accurately reflect the intelligence level of a person or isolated group of people? The SAT ... 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 ... 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 th ...

(6 pages) 27 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Childhood Enemies

e. These changes bridge the transition from childhood to adulthood. Teenagers today live in a media-saturated society and they deal with a bouquet of formidable issues like sex, drugs, divorce, and gu ... visual images --including pornography and vivid scenes of bloodshed and violence. Supported by and saturated with advertising, technology glamorizes materialism. It has caused a revolution in expecta ...

(8 pages) 98 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Gender Roles

, in the case, Sharif versus New York State Education Department, the plaintiffs charged that using SAT scores as the only basis for the awarding state merit scholarships; the New York State Education ... emale students who competed for the awards. Since, female students tend to have lower scores on the SAT, even though they receive higher high school grades; they received fewer of the scholarships. Th ...

(3 pages) 26 0 0.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

My War With Standardized Testing

s. This story is about how getting bad grades changed my life.I embarked on my journey of taking SATs towards the end of my sophomore year in high school. I spent three months preparing, learning v ... ooth as butter; everything felt right. Little did I know that this was only 1/3rd of my battle with SATs.Results came out and surrounded by my friends in great anticipation, I checked my score. And ...

(3 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2013

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide