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Death Rattle of the SAT?

Recent babbles going on in the collegiate world about dropping the SAT as an admissions requirement. At Bates College, they’ve discovered that the SAT basically means nothing at all. From Inside Higher Ed:

In the years since, Bates has continued to study the data — collecting SAT scores on students who are admitted, so that the college can analyze trends involving those who do and do not submit scores for admissions reviews. Students who don’t submit scores tend to have math and verbal combined SAT scores that are 140 to 160 points below the average for those who do submit. But Mitchell said that the difference in the two groups’ grade-point average while at Bates is 0.05 — hardly anything at all.