IECA Insights Article

September 13, 2018

I have mixed feelings about standardized testing. I disagree with the use of GPA as the only measure of a student's college readiness or academic ability, yet sympathize with strong students who are victims of test anxiety. In this article for the Independent Education Consultants Association's August/September 2018 Insights publication, I weigh some of the benefits and shortcomings of testing, its economic value to colleges and the test prep industry, and the importance of the test optional movement to benefit low income students.









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