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Standardized Testing

This report is a much-needed call on colleges and universities to examine their ACT and SAT policies and practices, and to offer solutions that can help bring about needed change to the admission process.

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Use of Predictive Validity Studies to Inform Admission Practices

Survey data from more than 400 US colleges show that while the majority of institutions require students to submit ACT or SAT scores, only half track how well standardized tests predict student success on their campuses.

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NACAC Encourages Public Institutions and Systems to Make Submitting Standardized Admission Test Scores Optional for the 2021-22 Admission Cycle

In this critical time, public colleges must be mindful of their founding purpose of serving students and families and recognize that lifting testing requirements in 2020–21 will be in the students’ best interest. Taking this action will strengthen the future of our nation’s public colleges.

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NACAC Calls for Changes in Standardized Testing Policies

Nearly 400 college and university members have signed the association’s statement affirming that students will not be penalized for the absence of a standardized test score for admission in Fall 2021. View the list of schools.

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Nearly 400 NACAC-Member Colleges and Universities Affirm Test-Optional Means Test-Optional

Nearly 400 college and university members have signed the association’s statement affirming that students will not be penalized for the absence of a standardized test score for admission in Fall 2021. View the list of schools.

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