Opinion | Why it’s smart for universities to bring back the SAT requirement

The pause in testing gave colleges a chance to study the issue more closely. They found that SAT scores were extremely effective at predicting whether students would succeed in college.

The University of California convened a panel several years ago to study the issue at length and it reached the same conclusion. The standardized tests were more equitable than grades, the panel said, because grade inflation is more pervasive at affluent schools.

Dartmouth, Yale and Brown found their applicant pools became less diverse, because low-income students and students of color were less likely to apply, thinking they hadn’t tested well enough.

Read more from Yahoo! News. Originally posted by Los Angeles Times.


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