More Colleges Move To Drop SAT/ACT Requirements

The Washington Post reports:

A record number of colleges and universities have in recent weeks dropped the requirement that students applying to enter as freshmen in fall 2021 submit an SAT or ACT test, and some are using it as a pilot to determine whether to eliminate the requirement altogether.

Dozens of schools — including major universities and such highly selective schools as top-ranked Williams College and other major universities — have announced new test-optional policies for high school juniors as a response to the shutdown of most public life.

The test-flexible movement, which has been building for years, has grown exponentially this year, with concerns mounting about the value of a single test score and the fairness of using that score in admissions when all students do not have the same access to great teachers and test preparation.