'Test-Optional' Sound Too Good to Be True Because It Is

Choosing not to require the exam of all students bypasses a valid and reliable measure of college readiness.

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Admissions counselors are often tasked with evaluating hundreds of applications that on the surface may look all too similar. By choosing not to require the SAT of all students, test-optional institutions are bypassing a valid and reliable measure of college readiness that research demonstrates adds value to the college admission process.

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