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Argument Essay Sources for Standardized Testing and Fairness


Are you researching the fairness of the SAT and standardized testing in general? This list of resources will provide a strong foundation for your argument essay.

1. Statistics from The IES Department of Education

The Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, presents this breakdown of SAT scores by race and ethnicity. Score summaries are provided for Critical Reading and Mathematics from 1990 to 2009.

2. SAT Statistics and Information

Basic information regarding the purpose of the SAT, provided by New York University. In addition to general information about the exam, this site provides a list of scores required for acceptance into major universities in New York and across the United States.

3. Should SATs Matter: Time Magazine

This lengthy but fascinating article discusses the validity of the SAT and exposes the degree of stress, anxiety, and angst that surrounds the exam.

4. FairTest.org

Also known as The National Center for Fair & Open Testing, FairTest promotes "quality education and equal opportunity by promoting fair, open, valid and educationally beneficial evaluations of students, teachers and schools." At this site you will find a listing of colleges who have adopted a "Test Optional" policy in the admission process.
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