Is the SAT an IQ test?

A lot of people believe that the SAT is an IQ test, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. The SAT tests only one thing: “how good are you at taking the SAT?” You can’t study for an IQ test, but you can study for the SAT, so that one fact alone puts this entire notion to rest. Sure – if you have a high IQ, the SAT will be easier, the same way that it’s easier to play basketball if you’re taller. But plenty of short people are amazing at basketball, and plenty of tall people can’t play for their lives. Getting good at the SAT just takes practice, persistence, and the right strategies. Anyone can get amazing SAT scores if they put in the work.

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