Students Took A New SAT, But It May Not Fix An Old Problem
The test's overhaul was meant to level the playing field, but it might not be enough for students of color.By Samantha Crook | March 6, 2016
This weekend, students took an overhauled SAT, which looks more like the ACT, with no penalties for guessing incorrectly and no more archaic vocabulary. But experts aren't expecting much to change for students of color.
"We expect that no change will take place in the capacity of the test to close gaps on the racial or income side of the ledge," Bob Schaeffer of FairTest said.
The SAT has a longstanding reputation as the more elitist of the two tests, and dramatic achievement gaps contribute to that.