2 More Colleges Go Test Optional as Debate Continues

September 21, 2016

Two more colleges -- Whitman College and Saint Joseph's College, in Indiana -- announced Tuesday that they are ending the requirement that applicants submit SAT or ACT scores.

On Monday, the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, a critic of standardized testing, released data showing that half the colleges on U.S. News & World Report’s top 100 liberal arts colleges list are test optional.

Also this week, ACT released a report questioning the rationale behind colleges going test optional. The report says that these policies are based on false assumptions and that test scores add to the information admissions officers need.

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