Tag: Standardized test

Educational Stages, Higher Education

Equity in College Admissions

July 13, 2020

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Wall Street Journal calls the University of California System’s recent decision to eliminate the SAT and ACT in admissions “a historic blow to excellence in higher education,” and declares that the regents have “put racial politics above merit.” The […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education

College Board to roll out adversity score for applicants

May 16, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The College Board hopes the score will give colleges a fuller picture of applicants and help them compare achievements. And it comes as more institutions look beyond GPAs and standardized test scores for ways to evaluate prospective students holistically. After […]

Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

College Admissions: Vulnerable, Exploitable, and to Many Americans, Broken

March 15, 2019

Via: NY Times

Standardized test scores are manufactured. Transcripts are made up. High-stakes admissions decisions are issued based on fabricated extracurricular activities, ghostwritten personal essays and the size of the check written by the parents of the applicant. American universities are often cast […]