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We don't need no stinkin' SATs.

By Hugolas_Madurez following x   2018 Jun 14, 3:18pm 653 views   5 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


CHICAGO — The University of Chicago announced Thursday it will no longer require its American undergraduate applicants to submit ACT or SAT scores, making it the most prominent institution to make the exams optional.
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The new policy, which is being implemented starting with the Class of 2023, is meant to help even the playing field for students coming from low-income and underrepresented communities, university officials said.
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Advocates for minorities have long complained that the ACT and SAT keep black, Latino and American Indian applicants out of elite universities.
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The College Board, the organization that administers the SAT, contends standardized tests remain pertinent, because grade inflation in U.S. schools is higher than ever. From 1998-2016, high school GPA has increased by .11 GPA points, according to U.S. Department of Education data. At the same time, U.S. high school officials are less frequently disclosing students' class rank, adding another layer of fog for admissions counselors reviewing transcripts
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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/06/14/university-chicago-sat-act-optional/701153002/
1   Hugolas_Madurez   ignore (5)   2018 Jun 14, 3:19pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Idiocracy is coming, folks.
2   P N Dr Lo R   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 14, 3:31pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Hassan_Rouhani says
U.S. high school officials are less frequently disclosing students' class rank, adding another layer of fog for admissions counselors reviewing transcripts
And roughly 1/3 require remediation: https://www.johnlocke.org/update/one-third-of-recent-high-school-graduates-need-remediation/
3   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (36)   2018 Jun 14, 3:33pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The only objective measure of merit is to have the applicants challenge Michelle Obama in a hard-on contest, exactly as the Founding Fathers commanded.
4   theoakman   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 14, 4:20pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The idea that the SATs hold.minorities out is ludicrous. They accept them even with much lower scores.
5   FortWayne   ignore (4)   2018 Jun 14, 4:23pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Instead of educating students from low income communities, just give them diploma and let them fail in life... liberal outcome.


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