How much importance should be placed on SAT scores? for college entrance

United States
December 8, 2006 4:58pm CST
What do you think? How much importance should be placed on SAT scores when applying to colleges?
4 responses
@Rittings (673)
22 Jun 07
How else can a college or school know the pupils' elligibility and ability to attend and complete the course? Unless there is a better method of assessing and monitoring a students academic performance and ability then there is no other choice.. I do understand the pressures thas come with this kind of testing though, and I also understand that a certain percentage of students will have bad days, or are unable to perform well on tests... There should be a combined exam and on-going monitoring system... It happens like that here in the UK for sure (being a teacher I know this!! haha).
@tvjesse (35)
22 Jun 07
I think it just causes more stress for people before they go to college. I really dont even think college is that important anymore. They teach you how to work for somebody else and nothing about money. I don't think that its all that important to find a safe job to make someone else money after years of education. Just go out there and invest in assets and grab what you can after that you can do whatever you want.
@kate1356 (697)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I don't think as much importance should be placed on the SAT. This is a test you take on ONE day. I think your grades/performance throughout highschool should be the main factor in getting into a college.
@shopster (23)
• United States
27 Feb 07
The SAT, in fact, is international. It is the second most important thing next to your grades. Since almost all college-bound students take it, it will be a better indicator of your abilities in comparison to other students. Currently, a perfect score on the SAT is a 2400.