Students face standardized test dilemma as colleges split on their use

Mar 30, 2022
Some colleges are bringing back SAT and ACT requirements. Others have dropped them permanently. What's a college applicant to do?
More than 1,800 colleges and universities in the U.S. don't require the SAT or ACT for admissions, the National Center for Fair and Open Testing says.
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The college test prep industry is changing, as more and more schools make the tests optional

Jan 27, 2022
Some students looking for merit aid and other scholarships still seek tutoring and other help to prepare.
Tests are becoming less of a factor in the college admissions process.
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The SAT is going digital

Jan 25, 2022
Test prep has been a lucrative part of the college admissions business for decades. That might be changing.
The College Board announced that the SAT is going digital for good.

Drop your pencils. UC system ordered to eliminate SAT, ACT immediately.

Sep 2, 2020
The court order could start to dent the test prep business if more colleges drop the exams.
SAT test prep books at a bookstore in New York. The test-prep industry might not survive the COVID-19 pandemic.
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University of California tests the fate of the SAT and ACT

May 22, 2020
The UC system, one of the SAT's largest source of customers, is phasing out the exams. How will that change the business of standardized tests?
Students walk near Royce Hall on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles.
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College admissions officers will receive an "adversity score" as part of SAT

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May 17, 2019
SAT results will now include an adversity score based on 15 socio-economic indicators about the student's neighborhood and school.
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Standardized tests like the SAT and ACT won’t prepare you for the real world, one venture capitalist says

May 9, 2018
Ted Dintersmith argues that these tests are more about rote memorization.
Instructor Blanca Claudio (C) teaches a history lesson in Spanish in a Dual Language Academy class at Franklin High School in Los Angeles, California, on May 25, 2017. 
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Students finally get to put the new SAT to the test

Mar 3, 2016
The revamped test will be administered Saturday for the first time.
Many students are currently studying for a new version of the SAT, which debuts Saturday.
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Why the SAT is getting another makeover

Jan 19, 2016
This March, students will sit for a new SAT.