Tuesday, April 1, 2014

SATs at work

  •  Do you think SAT scores could be a good indicator of future career success? Why or why not?
I do not think SAT scores would be a good indicator for anything to do with your career. To me the SATs are put in place to help colleges find out more about the students that are applying there. As faulty as the SATs are they do help some colleges pick from the thousands of apps they get in a year. But once you get into college and start trying to find a job after that will be your on for the rest of your life, SAT should be nothing besides another stupid test you took back in high school. If colleges really wanted to look and see how smart in school you are they should look back at your GPA or grades from colleges.

  •  If you were on a hiring committee at a workplace, would you consider SAT scores as part of an applicant’s materials?
No I would not, what does the SAT have to show about what you are doing? Even if the job someone was applying for was something you needed math skills with, I would still rather look at there college grades from the math class. One, some people aren't good test takers, and two four years of hard work is going to show more than four hours of nerves cramming. 

  •  Should there be an expiration date on the scores’ being considered as part of a prospective employee’s application? If so, what should it be?
I think the expiration date of a students SATs should be after they get into college and when colleges are done looking at them. The SATs are for colleges and to help them pick students for there schools. Some colleges don't even require the SATs anymore because they know some people rant good test takers and what not. Like in the article what the google person said, the test doesn't show anything, or anything important enough that employers of jobs need to look at them and use it to consider hiring that person based off of there test scores.

2 comments:

  1. You brought up a good point about using grades instead of test scores, I agree with you thinking that would be a more effective tool in choosing a employee.

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  2. I definitely agree with what you said because it seems like you and I have very similar opinions about this.

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