Readers discuss a column about how a bout of sickness has changed some of his beliefs. Also: Changes in the SAT; Covid ethics; 8 planets and Pluto.
The SAT will go completely digital by 2024 amid questions about whether college admissions tests are fair, or even necessary.
The university system has reached a settlement with students to scrap even optional testing from admissions and scholarship decisions.
By dropping or suspending the requirement that applicants submit standardized test scores, colleges have cut into the College Board’s business model.
More need-based financial aid is available for the affluent than you might expect.
The coronavirus presents a daunting new test for SAT takers, including our reporter, whose Princeton Review guides haven’t been cracked in years.
The release of Mary L. Trump’s “Too Much and Never Enough” has been widely anticipated.
The organization that oversees the standardized test used for college admissions said the technology requirements for taking it remotely would be too great for some students.
The University of California will no longer use SAT and ACT scores in admissions decisions. Critics say the tests put less wealthy students at a disadvantage.
When it comes to college admissions, standardized tests penalize ambitious low-income students.
Technical problems with the digital versions of the Advanced Placement exams caused angst for high school students and parents at an already stressful time.
The coronavirus is forcing the SAT and ACT to develop digital versions of the standardized tests in case schools remain closed. Critics fear that could deepen inequities.
With high school disrupted, a growing number of schools are waiving standardized testing requirements for 2021 applicants.
The pandemic has already cost universities millions of dollars. As they consider the possibility of remote classes into the fall, they’re worried about losing students, too.