>The recent decision by the College Board to completely revamp the SAT by 2016 has sparked a national debate on the merits of the SATs, ACTs and standardized testing in general. Some believe the current SAT hurts poor students since many are not able to afford the expensive test preparation courses. One study by the University of California showed that the SAT was a poor predictor of college performance, though other studies do find a correlation. Some colleges have decided to eliminate the use of the SAT and ACT as admission requirements, though 80 percent of colleges still require one of the two standardized tests (Balf, 2014).


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