USA Today reported about the changes to the SAT test and gave the results of the first 300,000 students to challenge this high-stress, high-priority exam on March 12. This week, as students began receiving their scores back, the College Board reported that 107 scored a perfect 2400; 800 points in each of the three sections-writing, critical reading and math. The writing section was added this year in addition to the two old sections.
It seems like as time goes on, more and more students are scoring very high scores on the SAT. Is it just because students are getting smarter, or are they just obsessing about it much more than past students? There are so many "SAT prep books" and "pre-tests" and techniques on how to be successful on this exam, it is almost becoming a joke. ACT tests are following on this same line. Students spend hours and hours preparing and studying and strategizing for this huge exam. So where does it become a joke? How far are our students going to go to gain a "perfect score"? Or are we just smart?