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The SAT gets a makeover: Sociology professor Joseph Soares, author of “SAT Wars,” was interviewed on Marketplace after an announcement by the College Board of a planned overhaul of the SAT test. “Thirty-eight percent of all four-year degree granting institutions in the United States are test optional,” says Soares. “The SAT conveys no additional useful information over and above what the high school transcript tells us,” he adds.

A driving force behind the movement to rethink college admissions and adopt test-optional admissions policies, Soares’ research shows that high school rank is the best predictor of college success.

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