8:24 am April 21, 2009, by Laura Diamond
New York University announced Monday they would no longer require applicants to take the SAT or ACT. Students still must submit standardized test scores but instead of using the two popular exams they can use Advanced Placement results or the SAT subject tests.
About 20 percent of all colleges have made standardized testing optional, including highly-regarded institutions like Wake Forest University. Some ask students to submit an essay or conduct in-person interviews instead.
The move away from the SAT has grown over the past decade.
It accelerated last year when the National Association for College Admission Counseling released a report saying while some standardized testing is needed, the SAT may not be the right exam.
Is it time to abandon the SAT?
Should the exam be replaced with a new test or must colleges find a different way to judge applicants?
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