Colleges that ditched test scores for admissions find it’s harder to be fair in choosing students, researcher says
From The Hechinger Report: “One college admissions officer at a large public university described how test-optional admissions had spurred more disagreements in his office. A third reader on an application was often called in to break a tie when one staffer said ‘yes’ and another said ‘no.’ Without SAT and ACT scores, he explained, the job of admitting students had become more subjective and more time-consuming. ‘I feel like everyone who reviews applications has their own perspective or opinion,’ he said. … Earlier quantitative studies found that the test-optional movement, which has spread to over 1,700 colleges, failed to substantially raise the share of low-income students or students of color.”View the full article from The Hechinger Report.
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