There are several myths (misconceptions) about SAT that are given below:
Take SAT only if you are planning to go to college, not necessary.
SAT scores are valid for 2 years.
- The changes in SAT test does not measure a student’s readiness to succeed in college
- SAT does not recognize merit.
- SAT test-prep do not improve scores.
- Parent’s money and student’s time are wasted in SAT test-prep.
- SAT can predict career success, no
- The changes in SAT, test knowledge (or critical reasoning) skills, not necessarily
- Knowledge gaps in student’s understanding is tested
- SAT gives colored or low-income student’s less priority during admissions (enrollment)
- Racial and gender (male and female) issue mar SAT admission
- New SAT scores creating confusion
- SAT scores overlooked in college admissions
- A good test-prep training does not improve SAT score
- SAT score is not fair
- SAT score increases grade (or rank) in class
- SAT examination tests what you need to know in college
- Colleges and universities are doing away with SAT scores
- There is no need to submit SAT scores for admission into colleges
- Writing score is not of much importance in SAT admission
- SAT tests complex maths: calculus, logarithms, matrices and geometry
- SAT cannot improve reading scores
- Leave a question blank, rather than guess (no penalty for wrong answers)
- Take SAT in your senior year in high school
- Every answer must be right for a perfect score, false
- All SAT test-prep books are the same, false
- Essay section score is computer graded, false
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