SAT and ACT – How Equitable Are They?

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Test the test takers' knowledge of statistics about data from the SAT and ACT tests. Future collegians explore the idea of gender and racial bias in high-stakes college admissions exams. They analyze historical data on average scores by calculating various statistics and creating box-and-whisker plots.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Invite a guidance counselor to take part in the lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should have prior experience with statistics, including box-and-whisker plots, normal distributions, and z-scores
  • Note that some scholars may have strong feelings about gender and racial bias
  • Provides student worksheets and handouts
  • Gives some question prompts to use with the class
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