NACAC Report on Standardized Testing
This 2020 report is called "Ensuring All Students Have Access to Higher Education: The Role of Standardized Testing in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond - Guidance for Colleges and Universities."
Defining Access: How Test-Optional Works
This 2008 report was based on a national study of test-optional admission that included data on over 900,000 individual applicant records from 28 institutions that had adopted a test-optional policy.
Tales of a Test-Optional Year
Many colleges are grappling with how to make a speedy transition to test-optional admission practices. To complicate matters, the transcript evaluation process is now more difficult because so many high schools adopted pass/fail grading in the spring of 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The good news? Many colleges have a long tradition of test-optional admission policies and valuable insights to share. To help you sort through the considerations, implications, and challenges, NACAC is hosting a two-day Transitioning to Test-Optional Admission Forum on August 20-21.Learn More
NACAC Encourages Public Institutions and Systems to Make Submitting Standardized Admission Test Scores Optional for the 2021-22 Admission Cycle
In this critical time, public colleges must be mindful of their founding purpose of serving students and families and recognize that lifting testing requirements in 2020–21 will be in the students’ best interest. Taking this action will strengthen the future of our nation’s public colleges.Learn More
NACAC Calls for Changes in Standardized Testing Policies
Nearly 400 college and university members have signed the association’s statement affirming that students will not be penalized for the absence of a standardized test score for admission in Fall 2021. View the list of schools.Learn More
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