The ET$ Meritocracy
"New SAT Section Tests Ability to Pay Tuition"--that's the headline on a pretty funny article currently online at The Onion. It would be even funnier if the actual SAT weren't already testing exactly that ability:
There is a direct correlation between income level and SAT scores nationally--results that matched locally with the new U.S. census findings, according to newly released data released from the College Board. . . .Further evidence of how difficult it must be nowadays to generate fake news stories that are more outrageous--or depressing--than the real news.
Typically, each $10,000 income increase corresponded to a 10- to 12-point gain in the mean score of each test section. The only significant variation was between students from families earning between $80,000 and $100,000 and those earning more than $100,000. In those categories, mean scores jumped 26, 30 and 29 points, respectively, in critical reading, math and writing.
Tags: SAT, family income, The Onion