Standardized Testing Argumentative Essay

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Colleges all over the US have decided to raise the amount of standardized tests that are required to be considered to be accepted into their college. "Getting good grades in school, taking challenging classes, being in hundreds of clubs, working and doing hours of community service as well as taking the ACT and the SAT simply isn't enough," says Tom Brown an admission director at Harvard College. Colleges and ACT have come together to create the all new ACTT. This test will be required for all students who wish to apply to any college in the US. The new standardized test comes with reading, math, english, writing, science, and social studies. The reading portion of the new ACTT will test students on reading comprehension as well as their memory of the books they have…show more content…
Biology, chemistry, physics, and the interpretation of graphs are now all tests in the science area of the ACTT. "Knowing everything about the main sciences is a key skill to have to be successful for the rest of your life. Without that knowledge someone would be lost," a professor who teaches English at Stanford University claims. The newest part of the ACTT is the social studies section. This test will have students answer questions about the history of the US, European history, the history of their own state as well as the history of their own city. "To know one's place is to have a place that is known in society," John Farren on the board of admissions says. This new ACTT will take three 8-hour seasons to complete. While a select few may think that this is too extreme, Henry Wilford on the board of admissions at Harvard believes that this new standardized test will "show what students will truly be able to excel in life as well as contributing to the way that [Harvard] is

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