The debate concerning SAT scores has been around for years. Over the past few years many colleges and universities have chosen to make the SATs an optional portion of the application process. A growing number of educators are convinced that requiring test scores limits the pool of prospective students. They also believe test scores are not as helpful in predicting the success of students as educators once thought. Many students shy away from applying to colleges that require scores, because they do not feel comfortable taking standardized tests. By making score optional, colleges are anticipating a larger and more diverse group of incoming freshmen.
Contributor: Dominique Jolly