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New SAT Test, Same Old Problems?

Did the redesigned SAT make the grade? SAT critics, test coaches, and college officials speak out.

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College Board Attempts to Rescue the SAT by Changing the Exam

The SAT college admission test will no longer require a timed essay and will dwell less on fancy vocabulary. This also means changes in how test prep companies prepare students.| AP Photo

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Interview with the Author: Nicholas Lemann

An interview with Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Dean Nicholas Lemann about the work he did before he became dean: journalist, editor, and most specifically, author of “The Big Test: The Secret History of the Meritocracy,” published in 2000.

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The Big Test: The Secret History of the Meritocracy

The story of the Scholastic Aptitude Test, or the SAT, is the story of a few influential thinkers who determined the fates of several generations of Americans without the need for elections or laws. Author Nicholas Lemann, current national correspondent for the New Yorker and outgoing dean of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, tells that story.

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More Colleges Give Applicants a Choice on Using Test Scores

A growing number of colleges are giving applicants the choice to submit their SAT or ACT scores, and see test-optional admissions as a way to increase diversity.

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The Big Test: What’s the Answer to the SAT?

Nicholas Lemann dives into the past of America’s most famous test.

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The Big Test: An Informed History, A Decade Too Early

Nicholas Lemann dives into the past of America’s most famous test.

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