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Re: Another article
Thu Sep 13, 2007 5:49pm (XFF: unknown)

A 697 twenty five years ago was more like getting an 800 now. It doesn't seem that surprising that these kids would eventually go on to be successful in their fields. I am interested in knowing more about this America Competes Act, never heard of it. I also think 13 is a little late to identify our kids... Great article, thanks!

  • Another articleGG, Thu Sep 13 5:38pm
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/09/070907092930.htm It's on what happened to a bunch of SET students over 25 years after taking the SAT at age 13 and how the SAT seems rather predictive for ... more
    • Re: Another article — Hanna, Thu Sep 13 5:49pm
      • Weird, now it's there!GG, Thu Sep 13 6:01pm
        Okay, so you were saying it's not surprising that they would go on to be successful in their fields. I agree. But the point was that many people feel the SAT's predictive value is so low that we... more
        • Re: Weird, now it's there!Hanna, Thu Sep 13 6:09pm
          The thing I don't like is that the SAT can be tutored and practiced and I am not sure it's the best test. There is a set of twins in my son's school whose father made them practice non-stop and... more
          • as someone with an IQ of 100 is doubtful, I would think, to score 700+ on either section of the SAT at age 13 or before even with weekly prep from a parent. You can take a person with an average IQ... more
            • I would be interested in that info. Hard to say what would be better, maybe a WJ achievement test. It would have to be a test that the public would not be able to get their hands on. There is... more
              • I read the chart and am surprised a bit by how *low* the average number of points gained when retested fairly soon after first tested is, and I suspect it is lower for someone with an IQ of say 100... more
      • Some of your message got cut...GG, Thu Sep 13 5:57pm
        but a 697 (which is an average, of course, as the SAT has always had scores that end in zero) 25 years ago was not like getting an 800 now. Indeed, a 700 on the math SAT 25 years ago equates to a 690 ... more
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