Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Tyrades! Are College Entrance Exams A Dying Breed?

Series: Tyrades | Story 17

October 1, 2020

My son Gideon has now finished both his ACT and SAT college entrance exams (scoring at an impressive percentile somewhere between “It’s …it’s…go ask my wife” and “Never you MIND what his father’s score was”), but I wonder if the tests will still be relevant when HIS hypothetical kids reach college age.

Hundreds of colleges dropped mandatory test scores this year because of Covid-19 disruptions, but standardized tests were already falling out of favor with admissions officers long before the virus arrived. According to the Wall Street Journal, more than 60 percent of four-y...

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