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Pallas on NPR: Optional SAT is "Sensible," Especially for Colleges Seeking Diversity

An SAT or ACT score won't necessarily predict how a student will perform in college. "Moving those test scores out of the way and focusing on the things that may, in fact, be more predictive of a good outcome is a sensible thing to do, and especially so for institutions that are concerned about the diversity of their students," said Aaron Pallas in an interview on National Public Radio.

Link: 'Test Optional' Colleges Consider Alternatives to SAT

The views expressed in the previous article are solely those of the speakers to whom they are attributed. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the faculty, administration, or staff either of Teachers College or of Columbia University.

Published Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

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Pallas on NPR: Optional SAT is "Sensible," Especially for Colleges Seeking Diversity

An SAT or ACT score won't necessarily predict how a student will perform in college. "Moving those test scores out of the way and focusing on the things that may, in fact, be more predictive of a good outcome is a sensible thing to do, and especially so for institutions that are concerned about the diversity of their students," said Aaron Pallas in an interview on National Public Radio.

Link: 'Test Optional' Colleges Consider Alternatives to SAT

The views expressed in the previous article are solely those of the speakers to whom they are attributed. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the faculty, administration, or staff either of Teachers College or of Columbia University.

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