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More Colleges Go To Test-Optional Admissions, And It Didn’t Take Lawsuits For Them To Do It

Within the past month, more colleges have decided to adopt a test-optional admissions policy whereby undergraduate applicants will not be required to submit standardized test scores such as the ACT or SAT to be admitted. These decisions show that the test-optional movement continues to pick up steam, as had been predicted after the role fraudulent standardized testing was proven to play in last year’s college admissions cheating scandal.

That scandal reignited the test-optional fire by revealing the outsized role of standardized tests in competitive admissions and by revisiting data that question the added predictive validity provided by such tests compared to student’s high school performance. read more

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