FAIRTEST: The SAT Scores are a Hoax

Diane Ravitch's blog

FairTest has been fighting the misuse of standardized testing since 1973. This is the statement it released about the SAT scores that were just released. It is all about the Benjamins (test fees), not the kids:

FairTest Reaction to Class of 2017 SAT Results

2017 SAT SCORES “CAN’T BE COMPARED TO PREVIOUS RESULTS” BECAUSE

“REDESIGNED” EXAM IS “MARKETING PLOY DESIGNED TO SELL MORE TESTS”;

LAUNCH FAILS TO SLOW SURGE OF SCHOOLS BECOMING TEST-OPTIONAL;

980+ COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES NOW DO NOT REQUIRE SAT OR ACT SCORES

The College Board, the SAT’s sponsor, warns that scores released this week “can’t be compared to previous results.” That is because the revised exam is “a marketing ploy designed to sell more tests, not a better tool for tracking college readiness,” according to Bob Schaeffer, Public Education Director of the National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest).

“The College Board is a test-selling company,” Schaeffer…

View original post 217 more words

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s