Letter: New SAT plan adumbrates failure
Re: ‘Switching up the SAT’ (Metro, March 10)
Metro informs us that difficult words like adumbrate, legerdemain and obstreperous are being eliminated from SAT tests. One educator says that passages from The Declaration of Independence and the Federalist Papers are more suited for the test-takers.
But what happens when those test-takers run into words such as usurpation, magnanimity, consanguinity, obsequious or assiduity, all of which can be found in those documents?
Will they then reach for their copies of “The Declaration of Independence for Dummies” and “The Federalist Papers for Dummies”?
Ritchie Tiemann, via email