So how exactly does a college recalculate s kid’s high school GPA? Dart board?SAT’s are achievement tests, not intelligence tests, which is why they correlate to income (who can spend money on tutors and resources that teach to the test among other benefits of wealth). Intelligence tests are about ability, which is not correlated to income, race, location, etc, and tend to stay static.
I have access to a tool that shows individual student acceptances to universities on a graph and it’s clear most just ignore the SAT now and admit based on grades. Additionally, most colleges strip away the high school’s GPA because every district calculates it differently and recalculates a GPA themselves…that’s what they use. When it comes down to it, the best predictor of how a student will perform in college is how they performed in high school.
College Board is basically a money-making scam that has no predictive value. Most standardized test companies are like this, with practice tests and study tools you can buy and practices for the practice and so on.