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The Emergence of Standardized Testing and the Rise of Test-Optional Admissions Practices, by Jack Buckley, Lynn Letukas, and Ben Wildavsky
1. Eight Myths about Standardized Admissions Testing , by Paul Sackett and Nathan Kuncel
2. The Core Case for Testing, by Emily Shaw
3. Grade Inflation and the Role of Standardized Testing , by Michael Hurwitz and Jason Lee
4. Merit and Scholarships in Providing Assistance to Students and the Role of Standardized Tests , by Jim Brooks, Jonathan Jacobs, and Roger Thompson
5. When HSGPA and Test Scores Disagree, by Edgar Sanchez and Krista Mattern
6. The Rise of Test-Optional Admissions Practices, by Jerome A. Lucido
7. Going Test-Optional, by Eric Maguire
8. Test Scores and High School Grades as Predictors , by Matthew Chingos, Michael S. McPherson, and William Bowen
Comment to Test Scores and High School Grades as Predictors, by Michael Hurwitz and Meredith Welch
Rely to Hurwitz and Welch, by Matthew Chingos and Michael S. McPherson
9. How Do Percent Plans and Other Test-Optional Admissions Programs Affect the Academic Performance and Diversity of the Entering Class?, by Rebecca Zwick
10. The Test-Optional Movement at America's Selective Liberal Arts Colleges, by Andrew Belasco, Kelly Rosinger, and James C. Hearn
11. The Effect of Going Test-optional on Diversity and Admissions, by Kyle Sweitzer, A. Emiko Blalock, and Dhruv Sharma
The Future of College Admissions, by Jack Buckley, Lynn Letukas, and Ben Wildavsky
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Standardized tests have become the gateway to higher education . . . but should they be?

About the Author

Jack Buckley is the senior vice president of research and evaluation at the American Institutes for Research and a research associate professor of applied statistics at New York University. He is the coauthor of Charter Schools: Hope or Hype? Lynn Letukas is an associate research scientist at the College Board. She is the author of Primetime Pundits: How Cable News Covers Social Issues. Ben Wildavsky is senior fellow and executive director at the College Board Policy Center. He is the author of The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities are Reshaping the World.

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