ACT, SAT ‘Test Optional’ College Admissions Gain Ground. But Schools and Students Should Be Skeptical – Inside School Research
Efforts to remove college admissions tests such as the ACT and SAT from application requirements are gaining momentum this year, with more than half of four-year universities offering to make the tests optional at least in some cases, particularly for students coping with massive testing disruptions this spring.
Yet the tests have not taken as much of a back seat in the college process as students and schools may believe, and it’s not yet clear what role they will play in students’ paths to college after the immediate chaos of the pandemic.
The National Center for Fair & Open Testing