Season 18, Episode 2 Secrets of the SAT

First Aired: October 6, 1999

A report on the SATs, the college-entrance examination, and its effect on seven high-school seniors seeking admission to the University of California at Berkeley. The hour also includes a study of the test's racial and social implications; a history of college-entrance testing; research from correspondent Nicholas Lemann's book “The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy”; and a look at Berkeley's admissions process.

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