Tuesday, September 15, 2015

New and Improved SAT?

As you have probably heard by now, the College
Board has announced important changes for the
SAT exam beginning in 2016.

One of the most talked about changes is that the written essay will become optional. For
many students, this is welcome news. But I wonder what this says about our educational system. Why is it that writing is always the first to go? Why is it that writing is expendable when human resource professionals routinely list this as a key skill for employment.      

According to the College Board, the changes were made to “make the exam more representative of what students learn in high school and the skills needed to succeed in college.”

Hmmm… I guess writing is either not taught in high school or not needed in college. Silly me.

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