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Changes for the SAT Exam

photoThe College Board votes on revamping the SAT exam. The latest version is expected to include a writing section and will have other changes.

Proponents say this new test better reflects high school curriculum and the writing sample will be a useful tool for college admissions offices.

Critics counter the changes will penalize students who don't speak English as a first language and this test is no better at predicting college success than previous versionis.

In this hour, a look at the new test and controvery. Is the new test fair? Is the SAT outdated?

Guests:

Gaston Caperton, College Board President

Claudio Sanchez, Education Reporter for NPR

Bill Hiss , vice president for external and alumni affairs and a former dean of admissions at Bates College;

This program aired on June 27, 2002. The audio for this program is not available.

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