The stories of Brown and Rangel tell us not just that the SAT is an inadequate predictor of college success, but that it can be malignant. Many colleges acknowledge its limitations. DePauw University, a Posse partner school, asked its institutional research department to do a study of past students to see which factors correlated with academic success. “The one thing that made no difference whatsoever was standardized test scores,” said Cindy Babington, vice president for student services at DePauw.

Tina Rosenberg, “Beyond SATs, Finding Success in Numbers”