Harvard’s Stance against Standardized Testing Will Worsen Inequality

Students on the campus of Harvard University in 2009 (Brian Snyder/Reuters)
The requirement serves as a counterweight to other components of college applications that decidedly favor wealthier students.


arvard University will extend its policy of not requiring applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores for the next four admissions cycles, a sign that the school may eventually elect to scrap the test requirements permanently. While opponents of using standardized-test scores in college admissions frequently make their case by appealing to equity, the practical effect of scrapping testing requirements will have the opposite effect. Harvard’s decision will hurt low- and middle-income students and result in a less well-rounded student body.

The truth is that standardized testing gives a leg up to talented non-wealthy students seeking admission to the nation’s top …

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