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Julia Tomasulo took the ACT three times hoping to get to get the best possible score when applying for colleges.
With frustration like the Tomasulos’ compounded by reports of test-takers gaming the system or out-and-out cheating, more and more people seem to agree — including some colleges themselves, and a few elected politicians.
The article goes on to state the following:
One in four institutions no longer requires these tests for admission, for example, [Michael] Nietzel said. Combined with tutoring that wealthy families can afford, extra time their kids are more likely to get than lower-income classmates and downright cheating, he said, “they’ve lost their luster as a common yardstick.”
Michael Nietzel is the president emeritus of Missouri State University. He said a consensus of research “points toward a bit of increase the diversity of the applicant pool and pretty strong evidence that the overall number of applicants increases” when the SAT and ACT play less of a role in the admission process.
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) October 10, 2019
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