Perhaps no tests have higher stakes in the United States than the SAT and the ACT. For decades the scores were a key data point on the application for virtually any selective college, and they remain an obsession for parents and high school seniors, even as hundreds of colleges and universities have made them optional over concerns that they favor the white and wealthy. In the high school class of 2018, each of the two exams was taken by roughly two million students.The degrees to which rich and famous families may have gone to cheat on them could become a watershed moment for the rejection of standardized tests at every level of the education system — but particularly in college admissions.
Is the College Cheating Scandal the ‘Final Straw’ for Standardized Tests?
- A wave of graduate programs drops the GRE application requirement
- College Board will add ‘adversity score’ for everyone taking the SAT
- Teacher assessments during compulsory education are as reliable, stable and heritable as standardized test scores
- UK Home Office investigated over English test cheating claims
- New global testing standards will force countries to revisit academic rankings