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Living - January 11, 2008

The 411: Dangers of the SAT

by Katharine O'Hara

The SAT - taken 1,465,744 times in 2006 alone - has no doubt become a household name, and lies at the root of stress and hysteria for most teens (and their parents) on the college bound track. Colleges and universities have used the test as an admissions tool since 1926, as it is a more accurate predictor of collegiate academic success than are simply grades. According to the College Board, the SAT - now an empty acronym - aims to test the critical thinking skills necessary for students to be academically successful in college.

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