Do Higher Standardized Test Scores on SAT and GMAT Indicate Higher Ability or Intelligence?
Recently been speaking with recruiters for PE. One call this afternoon went really well until I was asked for my SAT and. I was surprised by this and quietly mumbled “uh, well, it’s uh .. 1390” ..
I understand every other kid in IB has 1500+. The only reason my score was not as good relative to others is because I was recruited for athletics in the beginning of my junior year of hs shortly after taking the exam, so unlike everyone else in my grade, I did not re-take the exam several times to optimize for the highest score. I spent most my time and efforts in hs on athletics rather than academics. Despite my low score, I attended a T20 school, graduated with a good gpa and work at an EB.
But I wonder, given that the top universities typically only take kids with high scores, and how some of the topconsider exam scores in their recruiting screens, do higher exam scores indicate higher intelligence?