I got a 920 on my SATs (back when they were out of 1600), but I was always a B to A- student. Not sure where students like me fit in - the standardized tests would judge us as failures, but the overall shows we weren't so bad. Surely we can strike a much more reasonable (and fair) balance?
How does one test really prove anything though? The standardized test essentially drove me out of school because it was super frustrating to know that I performed well in class - the readings, the homework, the critical thinking - but, for a variety of reasons, underperformed on the test. It's not very encouraging to be judged on one test score when you are doing work for the entire year. Why can't there be a more "big picture" look to the issue?
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