Are standardized tests becoming obsolete?

Thursday, June 10, 2021
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

standardized testsAs more than half of the nation's colleges and universities say they have done away with student admission tests because they give an advantage to white and wealthier students, one researcher doesn't expect the trend to taper off anytime soon.

According to Breitbart, 60% of U.S. institutes of higher learning have done away with ACT and SAT scores because they are believed to discriminate against minorities.

David Randall of the National Association of Scholars (NAS), however, says those tests best indicate who will do well in college.

"Once you get rid of it, you're wasting an extraordinary amount of resources by not educating the best people fit for a college," he warns. "You are actually being cruel to the people you admit who are not prepared for the course."

Randall

Randall, a director of research for NAS, says these efforts to align some version of meritocracy with "wokeness" are failing.

"It is a reform that will certainly be racist in a discriminatory effect against white students," he insists. "It will also be discriminatory against Asian students."

At the rate this trend is going, Randall sees a good chance that ACT and SAT test scores will no longer be used by any institution.

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