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The Testing Apologists fight back: New book makes the case for keeping the SAT and ACT in college admissions

Posted by Jed Applerouth, PhD on March 15, 2018 in Admissions, Featured, Jed Said

Johns Hopkins University Press recently published a book, Measuring Success: Testing, Grades and the Future of College Admissions, which calls into question the merits of test-optional college admissions policies. Some of the book’s findings were also adapted into a March 8 article in the Wall Street Journal. Together, these two works ask what we are giving up when we abandon standardized academic measures, and what we are actually getting in return. This is a debate that will likely continue to rage in the admissions world, so here’s what you should know about the findings presented in these new publications:

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