SAT scores may haunt you in your 40s

  • Your SAT scores could come back into your life and haunt you even if you don't remember taking the test as a teenager. 

    Reports suggest that companies are asking candidates for their scores since they shed a light on a person's "basic building blocks of success."

    "When you're hiring people and they don't have a lot of work experience, you have to start with some set of data points," a marketing VP in Virginia said. Some note that the scores also become important when candidates come from different backgrounds. 

    "It is a little confounding how a test somebody took when they were 17 predicts success in a competitive workplace when they're 22," a dean at Carnegie Mellon University said. Another study raises doubts regarding the scores being an accurate prediction of people's performances in college. 

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