SAT vs. ACT
Posted by Mitch Kokai at 10:15 PM
Scroll down today's blog board to get Shannon's take on Newsweek's discussion of "25 New Ivies" -- schools such as UNC-CH and Davidson that win kudos from the magazine.
In the same issue, I found interesting this sidebar about the competition between the two major college-entrance exams. The article tells us that Wake Forest was one of the last bastions of SAT preference. Now that Wake will accept ACT scores from prospective freshmen, only one California college continues to spurn the SAT competitor.
Eighteen years have passed since I dragged myself into a lecture hall to take the SAT the day after junior-year classes ended. I remember little about the test, but I do recall thinking at the time that the ACT seemed more closely linked to the skills and facts we learned in high school.
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