The following are just a few arguments in favor of standardized testing.
Standardized Testing Critics of standardized testing in college admissions say that standardized tests are no longer as good of an indicator of college success as once thought.
A small percentage of our students do not show even basic competency in reading and writing.
That's better information than we've ever received from standardized testing.
The consistency of standardized tests is supposed to permit reliable and accurate comparison for test results across demographics.
However, there are many possible problems with Standardized testing, namely: Standardization makes it possible to compare students, schools, districts, and it makes evident what content has been learned.
For now, most schools continue to require and rely on SAT/ACT scores (as well as other factors) to make admissions decisions.
Every education major in the United States is familiar with the issue of standardized testing.
The debate about standardized testing in college admissions is still ongoing, but here are some arguments for and against these tests.
Arguments Standardized Testing Advocates of standardized testing in college admissions say that the SAT and ACT serve as national, standardized scales to determine how prepared students are for college.