TODAY   |  February 26, 2014

Employers asking job applicants for SAT scores

Job hunters, beware: some employers are asking for applicants’ SAT scores, and not just recent college grads but people in their 40s and 50s.

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>> great.

>>> well, here's a question for you guys and everybody at home, what did you get on your s.a.t.s?

>> i don't want to remember.

>> funny, guys, we did a little digging and found out.

>> no!

>> well, by the way, you get 200 points for writing your name. in this group, who do you think got the highest?

>> savannah.

>> no way, that's not true. that's not true.

>> no.

>> all right.

>> well, the reason we're asking is now, apparently a number of employers are asking job ly applicants for their s.a.t. scores. people in their 40s and 50s. it's the focus of a story in today's " wall street journal ." some employers insist that even decades later, s.a.t. scores can provide insight on a person's strengths and weaknesses.

>> i disagree whole heartedly.

>> my gosh. and you can find your scores, you go on to the college board website.

>> why would you do that?

>> let's look them up. i guarantee i had one of the lowest scores here.

>> i got 1,400 because i added up the three times i took the s.a.t.s. exactly, right. you're not allowed to do that?