From a NYTimes article on why the SATs are really being canned:
According to the College Board, which administers the SAT, 55 percent of Asian-American test takers and 45 percent of white test takers scored a 1200 or higher on the SAT in 2019. For Hispanic and black students, those numbers were 12 percent and 9 percent.
I had no idea that the disparity was so gigantic.
But I understand now the impulse to hide the evidence by abolishing the test altogether instead of trying to do something about it. I don’t support this but I understand why it’s easier to pretend that the disparity doesn’t exist.
It’s still a pretty shitty thing to do, though. All those kids who will drop out of the colleges they were not ready to attend, leaving with a mountain of debt and a feeling of inferiority – they are on your conscience, supporters of this dishonest approach.