The will to test in a test-optional era

From The Chronicle: “Though nearly three-quarters of four-year colleges have stopped requiring the ACT and SAT, an age-old belief system nourishes the notion that scores on those exams have great meaning. Anyone hoping to make sense of this transitional moment in admissions must acknowledge that the enduring will to test (and retest), and the drive to snag the highest-possible score, remains a powerful force among college-bound students. Though some students have learned to suppress such a will, others are embracing it as tightly as their test-centric predecessors did. And many feel ambivalent about the whole situation.”

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