Are the ACT and SAT going away or being replaced?

Are the ACT and SAT going away or being replaced?

Reported by Inside Higher Ed, the trend toward test-optional admissions continues and is growing due to COVID-19 preventing many of the spring tests from being able to take place this year.

Some institutions have seen no data correlation between success on these tests and success at their institutions, and therefore, don’t see it as helpful criteria for the admissions process.

But the University of California Board of Regents didn’t just vote against the SAT and ACT, but for the establishment of a new admissions test within 5 years.

The takeaway? A new test gives us a chance to start over and get it right this time. It also gives us the chance to make the same mistakes all over again.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.