Enhanced video clip "What are the limitations of the SAT?" (Click to watch clip)
In this clip, experts debate the utility of the SAT in evaluating a student's capabilities and college potential. In addition to external factors that can affect performance on standardized tests-like family income, test preparation, and ethnic background-critics of the SAT argue that it reflects a very narrow aspect of a student's capabilities, without regard to extenuating circumstances. Wayne Camara of The College Board defends the test's utility, countering "What the crime is, is not that the SAT is used for admissions. The crime is that courses like the advanced placement program, qualified teachers, the opportunity to be engaged in more rigorous courses and be expected to perform at higher levels, that that opportunity is not uniform across all schools and across all communities, irrespective of where one lives."
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