Explore the debate and science of Standardized Tests.

March 21, 2023

On The Chopping Block

Kali Jerrard

Does nixing standardized testing make college admissions more equal? 

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May 20, 2021

UC Abandons Standardized Tests in the Name of "Racial Equity"

David Randall

The University of California will no longer consider SAT or ACT scores for undergraduate applicants, a move motivated by its pursuit of so-called "racial equity."

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January 25, 2021

CFER Defends Merit in UC Admissions

National Association of Scholars

Californians for Equal Rights is fighting back against a proposed University of California policy change, one that would abolish standardized testing requirements on all ten campuses.

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October 2, 2019

Testing Threatens "Civic Education"

David Randall

New Civics finds an enemy in standardized testing. It turns out, explains David Randall, that tests require extensive factual knowledge. The sort of knowledge that only comes from in-class education a......

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January 20, 2017

NAS Embraces Classical Alternative to the PSAT

National Association of Scholars

Classic Learning Initiatives has developed a new alternative to the PSAT, rolling out the Classic Learning Test 9 (CLT 9) and Classic Learning Test 10 (CLT 10).

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February 1, 2016

Keep the SAT Essay

Madison Iszler

Perhaps the most unfortunate change to the new SAT is that the essay is now optional.

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November 3, 2015

Outlaw Literacy

Peter Wood

Detroit's schools barely produce more educationally proficient students than they do juvenile delinquents.

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September 24, 2015

PARCC Results Mean Nothing

Sandra Stotsky

NAS board member Sandra Stotsky explains how Common Core-based tests fail to produce intelligible results.

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December 2, 2014

APUSH and Speaking in Educational Code

KC Johnson

Brooklyn College historian KC Johnson finds the new AP history standards heavy on skills, light on content.

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