Contribute Now
What Does the SAT Really Test? | WMHT
  • Click to contribute to WMHT
  • Click to make/update a sustaining contribution to WMHT
  • Click to join the WMHT e-news mailing list

What Does the SAT Really Test?

Posted by WMHT Web Editor on

Test scores are a huge deal, and, of course, the majority of colleges and universities require them when applying for acceptance. Students can always use help with SAT prep, so here’s a surprise: The SAT may not actually be measuring anything(!). This video from PBS Idea Channel explores the significance of SAT scores, and, how despite what colleges and high schools across America may like for you to believe, they may not reflect anything new.

So are there more accurate predictors of success for prospective college students? There is actually substantial evidence indicating that instead of broad aptitudes, the SATs only measure a specific set of non-quantitative, cultural values and ideas. But don’t dismiss the SAT’s just yet – here’s why.

WATCH: http://to.pbs.org/1R3UTuT

Sign-up for WMHT Teacher E-Newsletter

Games in Education

Educational Resources

PBS Parents

Visit PBS Learning Media Online

PBS Kids

PBS TeacherLine NY

Local Content and Service Report

Local-Content-and-Service-Report-2015-cover.JPG

Learn how we enrich our communities with programs and services that advance education.