I think most people can take that as a given.
However others (like my parents), say it does in fact test how smart of a student you are.
They say it tests your skills and knowledge that you develop during middle school and the beginning part of high school.
Although I don't agree that basic math and grammer skills are needed to do well on the test, the scores on the test does not prove if you're smart or not.
I go on to ask if it does test how smart you are why doesn't the SAT's test you on Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science, Physics, and History?
Their rebuttal is that they don't need to. Colleges can tell if you're a good student or not just based off of how well you do in math and reading/writing.
They then go onto give the example that if you can carry a 50lb bucket of water, that means you can most likely carry a 50lb bucket of rocks (They're trying to say it's the same thing).
I really just want to take that bucket of water and rocks and dump it on their face.
So I need some help.
Can anybody find like legit news articles, any research or studies that prove that the SAT's are not how smart you are. It's just a stupid test to test how well you take a test.
Please post links and such,
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