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Daily Video for June 23 – Welcome to the SAT

TODAY IN HISTORY…

The First SAT is Administered

On June 23, 1926, the College Board, a non-profit organization tasked with standardizing assessments to aid in college admissions, administers the first SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test).  This test was taken at a lightning pace, only 90 minutes were given for students to answer 315 questions, compared to the 3 hours used today for the SAT.

While it’s been modified many times over the years, and has faced intense scrutiny for it’s ability to accurately test a student’s aptitude given inherent biases and questions as to whether or not it’s only testing a student’s ability to take a test, the SAT remains one of the most commonly used college admissions measures and a rite of passage for high school students across the nation.

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