The SAT's most reliable measure was anxiety

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On March 5th The College Board announced some radical changes to the SAT: the premier aptitude test that has been a bugaboo for many students seeking college admission. The changes are designed to make the test more relevant to schoolwork, with the College Board's president David Coleman saying that the SAT had "become disconnected from the work of our high schools." But how do you redesign such a ubiquitous fixture of education? The New York Times Magazine has the full story of the perils, politics, and testy parents at the center of one of the largest test overhauls in history.

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