Add a Fluid Intelligence section to the S.A.T.

Add a Fluid Intelligence section to the S.A.T.

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Antjuan Finch started this petition to College Board

The SAT once served a pivotal, and well-deserved function in maintaining America's meritocratic roots, and aspirations. These times are gone. With each new edition of the SAT, the test becomes more correlated with familial income, and less correlated with intelligence, suggesting that as time passes, a good score on the test is becoming more so the result of how much one's family can afford to have the test taught to them, and less so the result of how smart they actually are. I argue that because a developing society requires the work from people that are both hard-working, and intelligent to sustain itself, to not assist the most intelligent of our youth in entering our best colleges — and in turn, jobs — is both unjust and unwise. The synopsis of my supporting claims is this:

  1. If it is inevitable that some students will 'learn the test', then it is beneficial to everyone if by doing so, these students will learn to think more intelligently.
  2. "Adversity scores," while likely being beneficial to those who come from low-income environments, would still predominately be aiding the most high-income of those from these environments.
  3. We should want our most intelligent people to be our most educated, because it is our most educated, and credentialed people that become our congressmen, presidents, and business owners. When the most powerful among us become less intelligent, we all suffer.
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