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I have been out of high school for 6 years. Can someone please tell me why ACT scores are still important to employers 6 years after the fact? I mean, is a test that was taken in highschool, in like the 11th grade, still relevant or indicative of my current knowledge or abilities?

I think employers are putting too much emphasis on standardized exams.
 
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Re:ACT and Employers 6 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 0  
The Act, SAT, LSAT and other standardized exams are meant to put all students on the same playing field. However, i imagine that the ACT loses its relevancy after yoiu have been out of high school for 8-10 years. More than likely the interviewer wants to brag about how high he scored on the ACT. Its probably his claim to fame.
 
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Depends on the firms. Firms that only want the top 10% of a class or ivy league grads ask about ACT scores. You would think they coudl tell what your ACT score was based on your under grad school.
 
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I still dont see the relevancy. Most people that the ACT in their junior year of high school (approx age 16-17yrs old). If you graduate from lawschool at 22-23 yrs old, then your ACT score will be about 6-7 yrs old. So, what you scored at 16 yrs old, prior to college and prior to law school and the Bar Exam is relevant to a person's academic capabilities?

I dont see the logic
 
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Re:ACT and Employers 6 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 0  
Even though a law student - job applicant's ACT and SAT scores may seem dated, dont forget that the ACT and the SAT test math, reading comprehension and writing, which are of critical importance to law firms.
 
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Re:ACT and Employers 6 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 0  
Even though the ACT and SAT test math, reading comp etc, but you cant refute that the scores are dated by the time you graduate law school. In fact, the LSAT tests the same areas (reading comp, logic etc), but employers usually dont ask to see those results.
 
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