College Board and ACT: Should Big Test remain as gatekeeper of higher education?


EB

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I am not the biggest fan of many of these standardize tests.

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College Board and ACT: Should Big Test remain as gatekeeper of higher education?
Aarthi Swaminathan·Reporter
Sun, June 20, 2021, 9:17 AM

Colleges are increasingly making standardized tests optional for applicants, leading to questions about whether or not the companies profiting from broad-based testing should be the de facto gatekeepers of the higher education admissions system.

“The test prep industry has become a multi-billion dollar industry, and it's growing and expanding at a high rate,” Susan Paterno, a professor of English and director of the journalism program at Chapman University and previously served on a college admissions board, told Yahoo Finance. “As more and more kids take these high-stakes tests and enroll in these test prep programs, the competition to get into selective colleges just shoots through the roof, and the competition to win merit scholarships reaches a fever pitch."

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