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    Hello everyone!

    In case you hadn’t heard the news, there have been new allegations of gender bias in the SAT. Apparently the May SAT implied girls don’t take as many math classes and could have easily inspired anxiety in female test takers because of the wording in some of the questions. (See the New York Times for more on this.)

    Because no one at AdmissionsConsultants sat for the May SAT, we talked to some tutors we trust and they seemed to believe that perhaps the SAT hasn’t done the best job of alleviating concerns about gender and racial biases and their efforts to pre-screen new test questions may not be as thorough as necessary. Our advice is that if believe your test taker is going to be distracted by such poorly worded questions, s/he may want to stick with the ACT.

    Best of luck with your applications!


    David Petersam
    AdmissionsConsultants, Inc.


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