60% of Americans believe colleges should drop the SAT

By: | February 1, 2021

At one point, standardized tests, the SAT and the ACT, were considered the gold standard for evaluating college preparedness — but are they still held in such high esteem today?

Following the news that The College Board, the company that administers the tests, is eliminating the essay and subject-specific tests, Yahoo Finance, together with The Harris Poll, asked 1,000 readers their thoughts on standardized testing.

An overwhelming 71% of respondents said they believe that standardized testing is a good way to evaluate students, and 57% believe the tests are accurate predictors of how well students will do with college-level work. However, for a variety of reasons, 60% of Americans agree that U.S. colleges and universities should stop requiring standardized test scores for applicants altogether.

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