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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With tests optional, selective colleges report more applicants and longer waitlists

Apr 5, 2021
Many colleges waived their standardized test requirements because of the pandemic, opening the gates for more students to apply.
Some tests were canceled due to safety concerns, and many testing sites closed.
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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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Putting kids to the test a little less

Oct 26, 2015
President Obama has called on Congress to reduce over-testing in schools.

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Pearson nears deal to sell the Financial Times

Jul 23, 2015
Standardized testing may have something to do with the decision.

Senate votes to revise No Child Left Behind

Jul 17, 2015
Negotiators must now reconcile the bill with the version passed in the House.

U.S. colleges to recruit in Cuba

Jun 19, 2015
Testing service will be offering admissions exams in the island nation.