The Observer

College Board takes unfair approach to grading essay

The College Board graders simply scan for key words, not content.

By Yash Nigam, Production Editor

November 26, 2013

The SAT is one of the main factors that affect the college admissions of nearly 2 million students yearly. However, College Board, the creator and sole administrator of the test, unfairly and hastily grades the essay portion, which often puts deserving students at a disadvantage and rewards those who perfor...

Different teachers + same class = unfair advantage

By By Stacey Stein, Online Breaking News

December 20, 2011

 Every year when students receive their schedule cards, the first thing they do is eagerly scan the teachers they received. News of the "easy" teachers is greeted with shrieks of delight, while others groan at the disappointment of a "hard" teacher.  Unfortunately, as unfair as it may be, teachers...

National Merit system unfair for students

By By Sonia Shekar, Saff Writer

March 2, 2011

After hours of flipping through vocabulary flashcards and trudging through PSAT practice tests, high-scoring students have been denied the National Merit Scholarship, while recognition is instead granted to individuals who have scored lower than them. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC)...

SAT policy unfair to the underprivileged

By Maya Montayne
Opinions Editor

May 26, 2009

SAT scores have constantly been dramatized as one of the most important components of a college application. For decades the four-hour long test has had the power to completely eclipse four years of high school work, but many colleges, such as Smith College and Wakeforest, are beginning to drop the SAT...

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