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College admissions without the SAT/ACT

Should SAT scores be a factor in college admissions?

Joseph Soares, sociology professor and author of “SAT Wars: The Case for Test-Optional College Admissions,” talks with Kerri Miller (MPR) and Peter Coy (Bloomberg Businessweek) about why standardized tests still have so much power in college admissions decision-making. What are alternatives to the SAT and ACT? Do standardized tests threaten to make higher education elitist? Wake Forest has been getting “more creative students, more diverse students and stronger students” since going test optional, says Soares. The discussion focuses on Coy’s article, “What’s Holding American Students Back? The SAT.”

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