Wednesday, April 21, 2010

According to the University of Oregon

According to a survey of undergraduates at the University of Oregon, math majors were the ones with the highest math SAT scores (high school standardized test scores used heavily for college admissions).  They also had the highest reading scores too: some people might find this surprising, but I have long argued that one of the best predictors for success in mathematics is an ability to read well.  Assuming that the reading score actually reflects an ability to read, this is not at all surprising to me!

Yours, recognizing that being good at multiple choice tests could explain this too....

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