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Respected standardized tests are built upon three core pillars, one of which is reliability. We expect stability or consistency of measurement over time, so that similar raw scores will produce similar scaled scores any place or time a test is administered. Test-retest reliability has always been a bedrock attribute of the SAT. Colleges trust in a high level of exam consistency over different administrations so that scores from one test date can be easily and fairly compared to scores from other dates. What, then, will colleges do with the scores from the June 2018 SAT? In case you haven’t heard, the June SAT was easier than most other tests. A certain level of variation in difficulty from section to section and test to test occurs all the time on both the SAT and ACT, but seldom to this extent. The June test was so much easier across all sections that…

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