Essay about Randomized Testing : The Truth Behind The No

1843 Words Dec 11th, 2015 8 Pages
Dontae Stultz
Professor Hautsch
Randomized Testing: The Truth Behind the No. 2 Pencil Eliza sat in her guidance counselor 's office and filled out her sixth college application. The routine had now become like a science to her: name, address, birth date transcripts, recommendations and application fees. Finally, came the part that always made her feel very anxious: submitting her scholastic aptitude test scores. Her numbers were not as high as she wanted, but after numerous attempts to improve, these results would have to suffice. The feeling of possible rejection hung in the air around her like a rain cloud that would not disappear. It is relatively unfortunate that these test scores would be the single factor that determines whether or not Eliza gets accepted into any of the Universities that she applied to.
The Scholastic Aptitude Test, most commonly referred to as the SAT is an internationally recognized admissions exam, which is designed to test the academic capability of high school students usually in the 11th or 12th grade. Students who sit for this exam either plan on going into higher education or into an academic program where this exam is required in order to be considered for admission. The three preliminary subject areas that are tested include: critical reading and reasoning, writing, and mathematics. Many high school seniors know what it feels like to have to take either the Scholastic Aptitude Test or the American College Test (ACT), and some…

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