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SAT History Of The SAT Why was the SAT created ? Colleges and Universities needed a way to standardize the admissions process and to evaluate people hoping to attend a College/University Who created the SAT ? Robert Yerkes created a IQ test during WWI for army cadets which eventually led to the SATs

Carl Brigham chaired the College Board commission from 1923-26 and created the SAT during that time What does the SAT stand for? In the 1920's the SAT stood for Scholastic Aptitude Test
1994 the test was re-named to simply the SAT (no abbreviation) Family income affects SAT performance Location can affect student test scores Students who live in urban cities tend to do worse than a student living in a suburban area. According to the PA Department of Education in 2012 Philadelphia's schools preformed far worse than schools in suburban counties SAT questions can be biased On the SAT there are questions made for certain people
An example of a culturally biased question from the SAT is:
"Runner:Marathon"
A) envoy:embassy
B) martyr:massacre
C) oarsman:regatta
D) referee:tournament
E) horse:stable.
This question seems more likely to be answered correctly by upper class children because they are more likely to know what a regatta is. Proposal/Solutions High School students should take SAT prep courses Many suburban area schools have advanced courses and SAT Prep as a class which helps their students perform better
Prep classes will help students from Urban School Systems score higher on the test and shrink the achievement gap Students Should be Aware of the SAT by Middle School During my Actionable Change Product I noticed that students in grades 6-8 did not know anything about the SAT
This led me to believe that students should be educated about the SAT at a younger age A families income impacts student outcomes on the SAT

Statistics show, that students from families who earn $20,000 or less a year do poorly on the SAT. Essential Question: How is the SAT biased against minorities? Actionable Change Product Overview Essential Question
History
Key Points
Multimedia
ACP
Case Study
Proposals/Solutions
PSA Multimedia Interview College Board Minorities: A part of a population differing from others in some characteristics and often subjected to differential treatment
Example:
According to data from the 2010 U.S. Census the ratio of Caucasian Americans to African Americans is approximately 8:1 How is the SAT biased against minorities? Janelle Simpson Senior
Project Estimated as of 2007 from http://www.indexmundi.com/united_states/demographics_profile.html http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minority SAT History â The Evolution of the SAT." StudyPoints RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2013. <http://www.studypoint.com/ed/sat-history/>. What Does SAT Stand For?" SAT Exams:. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2013. <http://www.eduers.com/sat/whatissat.htm>. SAT History â The Evolution of the SAT." StudyPoints RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2013. <http://www.studypoint.com/ed/sat-history/>. " The Impact of Score Differences on the Admission of Minority Students: An Illustration. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2013. <http://www.bc.edu/research/nbetpp/publications/v1n5.html>. Rampell, C. (2009, August 27). SAT Scores and Family Income. Retrieved from http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/27/sat-scores-and-family-income/ (Herrnstein and Murray, 1994) "Johan Rabe: Equality, Affirmative Action and Justice." Google Books. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2013. <http://books.google.com/books?id=XKPvUWlQ1GwC>. Family Income Location Biased Questions PSA (SAT Creator) Retrieved May 9 , 2013 http://www.google.com/search?q=Robert+yerkes&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=wOWLUbfkGNW-4AOA04CgCA&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1438&bih=678&sei=0eWLUYfkNKbj4AOK9IDICw#imgrc=V6ZLGhk5V8JTRM%3A%3BRJQtiv4t_jVoBM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.holah.karoo.net%252Fyerkes.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.holah.karoo.net%252Fgouldstudy.htm%3B335%3B432 Robert Yerkes (SAT Creator) Retrieved May 9, 2013 http://www.google.com/search?q=carl+brigham&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=uOiLUbfJCpf54APXyoGoAw&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1438&bih=678 Carl Brigham "A New Book Argues Against the SAT." The Choice A New Book Argues Against the SAT Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2013. <http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/09/sat/>.
CLOUD, JOHN. "Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews." Time. Time, n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2013. <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0, 9171, 136829, 00.html>.
"Correcting the SAT's Ethnic and Social-Class Bias: A Method for Reestimating SAT Scores - Harvard Educational Review - Volume 73, Number 1 / Spring 2003 - Harvard Education Publishing Group." Correcting the SAT's Ethnic and Social-Class Bias: A Method for Reestimating SAT Scores - Harvard Educational Review - Volume 73, Number 1 / Spring 2003 - Harvard Education Publishing Group. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2013. <http://her.hepg.org/content/8465k88616hn4757/>.
Hiss, William. 2001. “Optional Sat’s and Bates: Seventeen Years and Counting.” Chronicle of Higher Education. October 26.
"Johan Rabe: Equality, Affirmative Action and Justice." Google Books. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2013. <http://books.google.com/books?id=XKPvUWlQ1GwC>.
"Psychological Testing:." Google Books. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2013. <http://books.google.com/books?id=OiKau0aqtsYC>.
Rampell, C. (2009, August 27). SAT Scores and Family Income. Retrieved from http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/27/sat-scores-and-family-income/ Work Cited CASE STUDY Professors Michael Robinson and James Monks wrote a paper that examines the result of colleges choosing to make the SAT optional. Colleges Where the SAT is Optional Academy College Art Institute Of Philadelphia Florida Tech Indian State University Marylhaust University California College Asford College As a result of the study, there have been increases in high-school students applying for the colleges that have optional requirements. EQ: How is the SAT biased against minorities ? Interestingly, Brigham believed in the study of Eugenics and claimed all other races possessed inferior intelligence to whites of Western European ancestry.
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