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Michael Proctor Mrs. Douglas English 1102-093 13 February 2014 Annotated Bibliography "About the SAT.

" About the Tests. College Board, 2012. Web. 23 Mar. 2014. On the College Board website theres a place where you can ask questions and they explain the questions in detail. They answered questions about how the SAT is related to College Board and how important the SAT is. College Board created the program hoping that every student will have an equal opportunity to get into a college. The test involves problem solving and critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in college. It is part of the admission process along with high school academics, extracurricular activities, recommendations, and personal essay. College Board created the SAT, so as a useful source, it can be useful to an extent. It is simple to navigate and has all kinds of information about the SAT like, when to register, whats on it, how its graded, etc. When it comes to in depth explanations, it is not the best source. It only gives brief over views and explanations. As it comes to my research, I dont see it helping very much. The only useful information it has is the fact that it states College Board created the program of the SAT. It wont be useful when looking at different voices either. Theres nothing that clearly states a side as to how helpful the SAT is. This particular page on College Board will not be useful when researching cites for my line of inquiry.

"College Board." Testing. College Board, 2012. Web. 24 Mar. 2014. This page tells us exactly what the SAT is. It was a standardized test created by College Board more than 80 years ago and was the first college entrance test, which we still use today. The SAT connects students with educational opportunities beyond high school. It covers critical reading, mathematical reasoning, and writing skills students have developed over time that are needed to be successful in college. Near the end of the page, it shows tips as to how to prepare you and how to register for the test. The source is quite small but has a lot of information that discusses the SAT and what it is. The source bolds the important information, which makes it easier to find certain words and phrases.

On the side, it has different tabs that will lead to other sources. On the bottom it has useful hyperlinks that will lead to other information regarding the SAT. Like the first website, it has useful information and background about the SAT. Even though that is important to know, it doesnt have voices or sides when it comes to whether or not the SAT is a good way of choosing students in the admissions process. It says that the test is reliable and validated. Not to mention, educators agree with the fact that the test is useful. As a whole it can be useful to my topic and I will refer to it later in my research.

Hambrick, David Z. "A Good Intelligence Test." NY Times. NY Times, 16 Dec. 2011. Web. 23 Mar. 2014. This article states how the SAT measures a persons intelligence. It is supposed to predict success in college. David Hambrick studied different schools and found out how the scores of the SAT compare to how well the student does in college. It is closely related to the IQ test. Along with that, when people try to retake it and study for it more than likely they only do better by 20 points. Just studying the test will not improve the score, so in a sense, it will show how smart you are. This article showed Davids view on the SAT. It is useful based on the fact that he demonstrates how the SAT shows intelligence. He backed up his statement by researching other colleges. He is clear and precise on what he believes. The only problem is the fact that the article is from the New York Times, which can be unreliable. When it comes to my research, this article can be used because it shows a persons voice. Voices are very important, especially when this voice is a professor at the University of Michigan. For my next essay I need to choose 3 different voices to write about and professors are one of the top voices I will be looking deeper into. His info is based off of other research he looked up.

Klasik, Daniel. "The ACT Of Enrollment: The College Enrollment Effects Of State-Required College Entrance Exam Testing." Educational Researcher 42.3 (2013): 151-160. ERIC. Web. 24 Mar. 2014. Eric Grodsky talks about the difference in parents. When it comes to test prep for the SAT the richer parents have the money to give their child practice for the test. The poorer parents dont have that privilege and as a result their kids dont get into colleges as frequently. He later talks about why parents buy their children test preparation services. He goes through each class, poor, middle, and rich, and with this you can see different results of the SAT. This article is pretty useful. It is long and in-depth so the information in there is described in detail. It focuses on parents in particular. This article contradicts what the article in the New York Times states. In that article the SAT cant be studied for, it just shows how smart you are, but in this article it states that SAT Prep Services will help the child on the test. I believe that this source can be used in my research. It shows the parents view on the subject of SAT, which is another top voice I will be using this for the round table assignment. With this article I will have a view that contradicts one of my other articles. It will give me a better understanding of the different views out there. The SAT Prep is a factor when taking the SAT. So, does the SAT show how smart you are or is it just a test that you can study for? It gives me something to think about.

Leduc, Alayna. "Viewpoint: Colleges Should Not Judge Students on Basis of ACT or SAT Scores." The Kalamazoo Gazette. N.p., 20 Mar. 2011. Web. 24 Mar. 2014 In the United States the educators have put too much emphasis on the SAT/ACT. Colleges are becoming more focused on how well a person can do on a test than the kind of person he or she is overall. It is supposed to predict how well the student will do in their freshman year of college, but it tends to be bias. Both of these college entrance exams degrade a student's personal hard work and work ethic. Students with higher income tend to do better than those of lower income. Colleges should focus on the GPA more than the test itself.

This article expresses a more realistic view of the SAT. This is my view on the SAT. I feel like this article will be able to relate to the students because it relates to me. It was written by a student in college, so that rests my case on the fact that it can relate to students. It is a reliable resource that I can use in my writing for the next assignments. This article can be used in my research for my line of inquiry. It shows the students voice of the SAT. Along with teachers and parents, students are the top voices with the SAT in college admission decisions. It gives a good explanation as to why the SAT isnt accurate. It makes me think more about how the SAT is weighted in admission decisions. I will research more on this point of view to see if more students feel this way.

LoBosco, Michele. "Friend Or Foe - How Should Students View The SAT?" Ezine Articles. Ezine Articles, 04 Dec. 2007. Web. 23 Mar. 2014. Michele LoBosco writes about how the SAT can be stressful and cause anxiety. She explains how important the SAT is for college admission and how students reacts to it. She then gives ways as on how a student can do well with the test. She gives us questions to ask ourselves and think about when it comes to the SAT. This article, I feel, is not the most useful article I have found. It didnt back up her implication that students get anxiety. She assumed it. But, as it comes to my line of inquiry it is good to see a third partys point of view. She was a journalist. The SAT doesnt really affect her. It wont be useful in my paper but it is good to see her point of view. When it comes to my line of inquiry I dont think I will be using this article as a resource. It does relate to my topic, but its not in depth enough to be reliable. It also isnt very detailed. She just gave facts and different questions to think about.

Rooney, Charles, and Bob Schaeffer. "Test Scores Do Not Equal Merit: Enhancing Equity & Excellence in College Admissions by Deemphasizing SAT and ACT Results." (2004).

Schools are moving away from having the SAT/ACT in the admissions process. These schools are looking more on the person as a whole not as a test taker. They look at other important aspects like extra-curricular activities and GPA. They believe that a person isnt based off of how

well a test taker you are, and now more than 280 schools have eliminated test score requirements. I find this article very useful. It shows how schools dont need the SAT for admission decisions. It explains the facts and backs up those facts by finding alternative ways to admitting a student. Also it really shows that colleges are looking at more than a test score. The article really goes alone with my line of inquiry. It hits rock bottom to the fact that schools dont need test scores, which is all about my research. Finding out more about schools getting rid of the SAT/ACT will give my line of inquiry a good building block, so to speak, and I will then be able to persuade the audience in not taking the SAT.

"What Does the SAT Really Measure." PBS. Frontline, 2012. Web. 23 Mar. 2014. The SAT first got started in 1926. It was based off of the IQ test. College Board believes the SAT shows developed reasoning, which they believe are skills that students develop not only in school but also outside of school. The best way to prepare for the SAT is to read a lot and to take rigorous academic courses. The SAT has been found to correlate with first-year college grades. Psychologist Claude Steele pointed out that the test has been found to measure only about 18 percent of the things that it takes to do well in school, and thus is not a very good predictor of how a student will do in college. This article gives a brief history of the SAT but later ends with how bad it can be. The article is from PBS, which I dont think can be very reliable. If I were to use this in my research I wouldnt get much out of it. So as of its usefulness, I dont find it very useful. The article has a good point in stating how to prepare you for the SAT, but thats about it. There is nothing that can help me much in my research. I dont think I will be using this source in the future. It does make me think about how accurate the SAT is though.