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Do We Still Need the SAT?
Aired 3/15/2001

Think Tank takes a look back at the history of America¹s best known standardized test, the SAT. In 1948, the Educational Testing Service began administering the Scholastic Aptitude Test. It was intended to replace a college admissions procedure that previously relied on a traditional class system determined by wealth and status. Has the SAT accomplished its original goal? Are standardized tests the right way to measure students¹ abilities and achievements? What are the alternatives?
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  Nina Shokraii Rees
    formerly senior education policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation
  Nicholas Lemann
    author of "The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy"
  Thomas Kane
    professor of public policy at Harvard University and author of “The Price of Admission: Rethinking How Americans Pay for College”

Originally Aired: 11/11/1999

   
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