TITLE

The tests of our lives

AUTHOR(S)
Comarow, Avery
PUB. DATE
November 1993
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;11/29/93, Vol. 115 Issue 21, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Recalls taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test more than 30 years ago, and wonders if things will change now that the Graduate Record Examination will be given on computer. Retaking the SAT; Possibility computers will make the tests more democratic; Why every generation has its own common experience of advancement.
ACCESSION #
9311247500

 

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