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More colleges than ever have test-optional admissions policies - and that's a good thing

January 11, 2018   |  Chicago Tribune

Joseph Soares, Professor of Sociology at Wake Forest University, writes that at it is a myth that standardized scores predict college performance better than high school grades. “At Wake Forest, we’ve never had academically stronger students with as much racial, ethnic and economic diversity from across America since 2009, when we went test-optional. As reported in The New York Times, the average high school GPA of our incoming freshmen increased after we stopped using standardized test scores as a factor.”

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