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The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. Since it was debuted by the College Board in 1926, its name and scoring have changed several times; originally called the Scholastic Aptitude Test, it was later called the Scholastic Assessment Test, then the SAT I: Reasoning Test, then the SAT Reasoning Test, then simply the SAT.


Support - University Of California To Eliminate SAT, ACT Scores For Admissions (1) [Video]

Support - University Of California To Eliminate SAT, ACT Scores For Admissions (1)

University of California schools have announced they will no longer require SAT or ACT test scores for admission to their schools. The university school system voted unanimously to gradually eliminate..

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The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Throwing A Wrench Into The Lives Of High School Juniors [Video]

The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Throwing A Wrench Into The Lives Of High School Juniors

As if the novel coronavirus pandemic hasn't disrupted students' lives enough, high school juniors face obstacles unique to them. According to Business Insider, juniors will lose out on activities that..

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Felicity Huffman's Daughter Accepted To Carnegie Mellon After Scandal [Video]

Felicity Huffman's Daughter Accepted To Carnegie Mellon After Scandal

Felicity Huffman’s oldest daughter was part of the college admissions scandal but is now getting a second chance. According to the HuffPost, Huffman paid $15,000 to have her daughter's SAT score..

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