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Katerina Maylock teaches a college test preparation class at Holton Arms School in Bethesda, Md. The current version of the SAT college entrance exam is having its final run, when thousands of students nationwide will sit, squirm or stress through the nearly four-hour reading, writing and math test. A new revamped version debuts in March. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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A History Of The SAT In 4 Questions

The SAT has gone through big changes since 1926. The test reflects the nation's biases and times. Here's our subjective tour of the exam's history — in four questions.

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College senior Becca Arbacher has a double major at Columbia in New York City — one of the most expensive colleges in America. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Evan Bonham is a senior studying music production at New York University's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Students at Northwood High School in Silver Spring, Md., have many opinions on the affirmative action debate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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Rhys Hall and Karie Cheung are both seniors in college. They spoke with NPR about their experiences at The University of Maryland. Kwame Abrah for NPR hide caption

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Students cheer while listening to protesters, following the announcement that Tim Wolfe, the president of the University of Missouri System, would resign. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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With Campus Racism, How Can College Presidents Get It Right?

The resignation of the head of the University of Missouri System raises an important question: How should he have responded?

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