SATs, Once Hailed as Ivy League Equalizers, Fall From Favor
By Janet Lorin
February 17, 2021, 1:00 PM UTC
* In a major shift, only 44% send in test scores this year
* Wealthier students more likely to submit, disadvantaging poor


One reason students from wealthier families may be more likely to submit scores is that they are more likely have good scores. Studies have found that student SAT scores are correlated with household income, although the correlation with parental educational attainment is higher.

If the most selective schools are de-emphasizing intelligence in admissions, companies that want to hire smart graduates should pay less attention to the school attended. Financial firms have been known to ask interviewees what their SAT scores are.