Man—I had a whole, scathing essay written and ready to go.
The title: The SAT Changed Their Guessing Policy to Appear Fairer, But It’s Actually Less Fair. “With the ACT pulling ahead in the admissions test Cola Wars,” I wrote, “I struggle to greet the SAT’s announced changes with anything but cynicism.”
I was halfway into the boxing ring when I realized I was on the wrong side of the fight.
This little fable is about the SAT’s “guessing penalty,” and while it’s a tale full of technicalities, I promise it’ll end with a moral. A moral so obvious, it’s surprising.
Or perhaps vice versa: so surprising, it’s obvious. Continue reading