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Doing Well, Despite Modest Scores "My hope is that this study will be a first step in examining what happens when you admit tens of thousands of students without looking at their SAT scores," Hiss says.

Hiss found that there was virtually no difference in grades and graduation rates between test "submitters" and "nonsubmitters.

## Oxygen content

And college graduation rates for "nonsubmitters" were just 0. The six public universities included in the study are de facto test-optional; these schools collect scores but generally do not use them to determine admission unless a student's rank or high school grade point average is below a given threshold. Sixty-three percent of all enrollees at the public universities included in the study were admitted without testing taken into account. The study excludes or controlled for one subset of those students: The 35 percent of those applicants who tested above their institution's average scores.

Those students would likely have been admitted, Hiss says, if their test scores were considered. Twenty-eight of the public school students included in the study had below-average scores and were admitted by their school's automatic admissions policy.

WSU, which has its main campus in Pullman, Wash. High School Grades Matter The study has another clear result: High school grades matter — a lot. For both those students who submitted their test results to their colleges and those who did not, high school grades were the best predictor of a student's success in college. And kids who had low or modest test scores, but good high school grades, did better in college than those with good scores but modest grades.

And the units on this are milliliters of oxygen per, I said, milliliters of blood.

So these are the units here. And this is going to equal-- to figure this out, I need to know the hemoglobin concentration. And there it's the grams of hemoglobin per milliliters of blood. And then, I have to multiply this by a constant. And the constant is 1. And what that number is, is it's telling me the milliliters of oxygen that I can expect to bind for each gram of hemoglobin.

So that's actually quite a nice little number to have handy because now you can see that the units are about to cancel. This will cancel with this. And I end up with our correct units. But there's one more thing I have to add in here which is the oxygen saturation.

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Remember, this O2 saturation. And if I know the O2 saturation, remember, there's this nice little curve. This is O2 saturation. And if I'm looking at just the arterial side, I could write, S little a O2.

And I could compare to the partial pressure in the arterial side of oxygen. And remember, we have these little S-shaped curves. And all I want to point out is that, for any increase in my PaO2, in the partial pressure of oxygen, I'm going to have an increase in the O2 saturation. So there's an actual relationship there. And we usually measure this in percentage. Percentage of oxygen that is bound to hemoglobin. And so this is the same thing here, as a certain percentage. So this whole top part of the formula, then, this whole bit in my brackets really is telling me about hemoglobin bound to oxygen.

Now remember, that's not the only way that oxygen actually travels in the blood. Let me write out this second way that oxygen likes to get around. And the second way is when it dissolves in the blood. So this is all going to be plus. And the second part of the equation is the partial pressure of oxygen.

And this is measured in millimeters of mercury. So that's the unit. And this is times, now this is another constant, 0. And then, keep track of the units here because we have to end up with these units. So you know everything has to cancel out to end up with that.

So I have milliliters of oxygen on top. And I'm going to want to cancel my millimeters of mercury. So take that times milliliters of blood. So these are the units on the bottom. And they end up the same as we just worked through. We've got this crosses out with that. And my units are going to end up perfect. And this bottom bit, that I'm going to put in purple brackets.

This bit tells me about dissolved oxygen.

So I have my oxygen bound to hemoglobin. And I have my dissolved oxygen. These are the two parts of my formula. So let me actually just quickly, before I move on, circle in blue, then, the important parts that I want you keep your eyeballs on.

There is the total O2 content, hemoglobin, oxygen saturation, and partial pressure of oxygen. And remember, this guy influences this guy. And we saw that on the O2 curve that I just drew. Let me just bring it up again, so I can remind you what I'm talking about.

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In this graph, you can see how the two are related. There's a very nice relationship between the two. So this is my formula for calculating the total oxygen content. So let's actually use this formula. Let's think through this. And when I think through it, I always go through all of my four variables.

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Let me just jot them down here. So we keep track of them. Let's do PaO2, SaO2, and then hemoglobin and the total oxygen content. These are my four variables.

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Now, let's do a little problem together. Let me make a little bit of space. And let's say I have two little containers. And the first container, this first one is full of blood. Here's a B for blood.

And here's a second container full of plasma. Remember, plasma is a part of the blood. But it's not all of the blood. Plasma specifically does not have any red blood cells or any hemoglobin. So let me just write that down. No hemoglobin in the plasma side. Just to make sure we don't lose track of that fact. Now, plasma is yellow colored. So let me just make it yellow colored here. Make sure we clearly see that that's plasma.

And blood I'm going to keep as a red color. So now, we have our two containers full of plasma and blood. So now, let's say, I decide to increase the partial pressure of oxygen in the air. So it's going to diffuse in here.