This site offers a wealth of criticism about standardized tests such as the SAT--ranging from published
news articles to standardized test studies. This comprehensive site also
provides valuable links to current Fairtest projects, which focus on testing
for K-12 students, college applicants and teachers.
This site of this public interest law firm showcases settled and active court cases dealing with admissions
policies. The site pays particular attention to race sensitive policies,
offering free literature on how to challenge university racial preferences.
Check out the case of Hopwood v. Texas, a constitutional fight against racial
preference in student admissions.
A sleek website for Kaplan Educational Centers, which is the oldest testing
preparation company in the country. Here, students are allowed to register for
prep classes, order materials and run through online verbal and math drills.
Includes a 'mind games' folder, a creative and fun collection of vocabulary
flashcards and simulations such as mock job interviews.
Take a Practice SAT on this site, which also provides a made-to-order college
search function, allowing students to pull up information on universities
suitable to their interests. More importantly, students can check out various
schools' admissions criteria, including requisite G.P.A. and SAT scores.
FRONTLINE's "Secrets of the SAT" was produced out
of Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.
Graduates and current students contributed to the
production of the web site. Reporter and writers
include Craig Delaval, Jeff Gove and Lisa Golstein.
The video editor is Sara Maamouri. Other works
produced out of the Journalism School can be explored
on their web site.
For a breakdown on SAT scoring trends, go here. As administrators of the SAT,
the nonprofit College Board posts SAT results from past decades to present,
comparing scores among racial and gender groups. There is also up-to-date news
on the 'Strivers' program, which uses personal information in conjunction with
SAT results for admissions. Students can also check test schedules and register
to take the SAT through this site.
This site is operated by the organization that develops standardized tests.
Includes links to various college sites, sample tests and answers to frequently
asked questions about the SAT.
The EAOP, a branch of the UC system, was set up in 1976 to help inform and
motivate students thinking about attending college. The site helps students
apply to the UC system and provides tips for strong essay writing. It also
offers links to all UC schools and includes links to dozens of preparation
sites and literature.
Allows prospective students to download UC applications, and provides
submission deadlines for all UC schools.