- Jun 29, 2021
You're saying someone who says they're not a good standardized test taker is using it as a cop out. Those are your words, not mine.I can't fully explain how little sense this makes in the context of this discussion. You're cherry picking my words and building strawmen. Whoever said that, as an employer, you have to make some kind of "choice" between high grades and high SAT scores? We're talking about getting into college. With a reasonable bit of preparation, one follows the other.
Students have to take tests once in college. If you're a STEM major, some of those tests can be pretty difficult, and most all of them are timed. If you're in a major that eventually requires a professional licensing exam, every one that comes to mind is more involved and difficult than an SAT/ACT. You'd better be ready for it.
As I referenced in a prior post, my niece had a 104 weighted GPA, and was ranked 4th out of 600 in her class. She struggled with the SAT, yet amazingly enough still managed to finish that high in a highly competitive HS. Oh, she also graduated with a perfect 4.0 from Stony Brook University, and she's about to graduate #5 in her PA school class.
Her SAT scores were right around 1200. She prepared as much as anyone, and she took numerous courses to get her score higher. Unfortunately, she just doesn't test well on standardized tests. Is that still a cop out?