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What Exactly Does the SAT Predict?

The use of SAT scores for college admissions is in decline, and the test itself is in the midst of a major re-evaluation. But many top-tier employers still ask job applicants to submit their scores.

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The use of SAT scores for college admissions is in decline, and the test itself is in the midst of a major re-evaluation. Yet many top-tier employers still ask job applicants to submit their scores. Proponents of the practice say SAT test results are an easy way to sort candidates and predict future job performance, but detractors claim loosening SAT standards makes it harder to measure tip-top talent. (The New York Times)

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