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SAT resurgence: Yale is latest elite college to drop test-optional policy

Posted on AllSides February 22nd, 2024
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Illustration: Gabriella Turrisi/Axios

Yale is the latest university to reverse its pandemic-era test-optional policy and will again require standardized tests scores to apply, underscoring a debate in higher education over how to best vet prospective students.

Why it matters: The correlation between SAT and ACT results and future student success is complicated, surrounded by conflicting research and points of view among school administrators and education advocates.

Admissions officers have pointed to varied research on whether test scores or GPA are more accurate predictors of students' college performance and eventual graduation rates.

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