At 13 minutes and 20 seconds this video shows a graph. In the graph it states that, " Final admission decisions are based only on your highest section scores." This statement proves that the admission officers are, yet again, only looking at the SAT scores for FINAL admission decisions. collegeboard. “For Parents: How Colleges Use SAT Scores.” YouTube, YouTube, 16 Nov. 2016, www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZPK_bi_zU0.
In this video the author says," Out of these two options, which makes more since, read an applicants essay, his recommendations, his accolades, watch his extra materials, and then find out he has a terrible SAT score? Or see that an applicant's SAT scores and grades aren't good enough then toss the application in the trash without reading anything else?" This person is stating that the admission officers are obviously going to pick the faster choice and care more about their own time than other peoples future. This supports my research question because it shows that these administrators will in fact throw them out if the SAT requirement doesn't meet. *** 90DayLearning. “What Colleges DON'T Want You to Know About Admissions.” YouTube, YouTube, 12 Dec. 2012, www.youtube.com/watch?v=t16IK0T75nU.
This graph is representing the difference between senior year and junior year. It shows that senior year scores show a dramatic difference in improvement than junior year. If the admissions officers don't take enough time to even see what they extra-curricular activities are, then they're definitely not going to take the time to see what year the student took the test. This can be unfair because the students application didn't have enough time being looked over when they could've noticed that this might've been their junior year. *** CollegeBoard SAT, Change in total scores from junior to senior year, Percentage of Students with Senior-Year Score Gain or Loss (2017 Cohort), The College Board, 2017, https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/sat/pdf/percentage-of-students-with-senior-year-score-gain-or-loss.pdf,
This info-graphic is really well organized and clear to understand. It shows a graph representing the number of schools you can get into, compared to the SAT score. There is a big drop in the number of schools you can get into the lower your SAT score is. This supports my research question because it supports the same theory of colleges looking only at their SAT scores. *** Lindsay, Samantha. “Infographic: What's a Good SAT Score for College?” Should You Go to College? 4 Pros and 3 Cons, blog.prepscholar.com/infographic-whats-a-good-sat-score.
This article is geared toward how the colleges look at SAT scores. It describes how the administrative officers that look at the applications, analyze. Colleges will often times ask for your entire testing record. They do this because it helps them to quickly get through the applications. They will look at your lowest score, and if it is not acceptable to their policies, they throw it out without looking at any other aspect of their application. *** Edwards, Halle. “Colleges Requiring All SAT Scores Sent: Complete List.” Should You Go to College? 4 Pros and 3 Cons, blog.prepscholar.com/colleges-requiring-all-sat-scores-complete-list.
This article states, "At five colleges, the 25 percent of new students with the highest scores in critical reading on the SAT college-entrance examination all attained the highest possible score-800." This supports my research question because it is specifically saying how SAT scores affect acceptance rates and this website give me statistics on that. *** Colleges Whose Top First-Time Enrollees Had the Highest Test Scores, 2015-16." The Chronicle of Higher Education, 8 Dec. 2017, p. A26. Academic OneFile, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A520581436/AONE?u=j084910011&sid=AONE&xid=1638b684