Bring Back Standardized Tests—for Fairness

April 13, 2021

In “Bring Back Standardized Test—for Fairness” (The Hill, April 13, 2021), partner Steve Cohen discusses how admissions during COVID-19 turned out to be a great stimulus to the college admissions business. But in the absence of standardized test scores, admissions officers had to work harder to determine which students had the academic chops to survive selective colleges’ rigor. He maintains, “With the elimination of standardized tests, admissions policies have become more subjective and less transparent—in short, less fair. We expect the young people applying to college to behave honorably. Should we not expect the same of the schools that are judging them for an education?”

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Bring Back Standardized Tests—for Fairness | The Hill