The Perfect Score
At the same time, a growing number of top universities are reducing their emphasis on standardized tests. Many are even beginning to throw them out altogether in favor of interviews and recommendations-'"markers of aptitude that can't be faked.
"I do see a rise in alternative ways to augment the scores," says Gary Natriello, an education professor at Columbia University's Teachers College. "People are looking for those other signs that a student has a lot of potential."
This article, written by Emily Flynn Vencat, appeared in the March 27th, 2006 publication of Newsweek International.