Record number of colleges stop requiring the SAT and ACT amid questions of fairness

By Alina Tugend, The Hechinger Report

Julia Tomasulo took the ACT three times hoping to get to get the best possible score when applying for colleges.

Even though she had good grades and was a two-sport athlete, “of the whole college process, the testing was the hardest,” Tomasulo said. She took practice tests daily. Her parents spent about $3,500 on tutoring.

Tomasulo, 19, of San Diego, fell short of her magical number, though she did get into her chosen school. But having seen the stress on her daughter — and watching another, who is still in high school, start the process — Alisson Tomasulo wishes less emphasis would be placed on these standardized admission tests.

“I would hope more colleges would go to test-optional,” she said. Students “should be judged on their merit. I think the ACT or SAT just show how they regurgitate information.”

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