October 26, 1988

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Next week, more than 1.7 million high-school students will spend two and a half hours clutching their No. 2 pencils and sweating over words like "perfidy" and "aviary." Like several generations of young people before them, they will be hoping to score high enough on the Scholastic Aptitude Test to win admission to one of the 1,500 colleges that require the test.
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