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Riley Lauds Overhaul of College Placement Test: "The SAT exam should be Fairer & More Relevant to Every Student"

(TRENTON) – Assemblywoman Celeste Riley (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland), chairwoman of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, on Thursday applauded the College Board and its recent effort to make the SAT more relevant and fair to today’s aspiring college student:

“I applaud the efforts of the College Board in making changes to the SAT exam.

“College placement tests should be an assessment of a student’s high school studies as well as their ability to meet college expectations. The test should open doors to opportunities, not discourage students from pursuing their dreams for higher education.

“Ensuring every child has access to a college education is a primary goal in New Jersey. Redesigning the SAT to be less punitive and more relevant to their coursework thus far will increase our student’s success on the exam and, in turn, make college more attainable for all students of all economic backgrounds.