From Time magazine:
It appears that in many schools (including a few I have attended), the curriculum is being adapted to fit what the SAT measures.
The new test will include a writing portion and will dump analogies. The opponents are apparently arguing that the test would then create a gender bias because males typically score lower on writing that females. Also, it is labor- and cost-intensive to grade all those essays by hand until a consensus on the proper grade is reached. There is also concern about the Racial Bias:
Should the writers of the SAT wield this power and effectively mold the curriculum to whatever it deems worthy?
If so, what would the changes mean for the quality of education in the U.S. if the testmakers decided to up the ante?