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Test Scores Optional: What It Means for Access to Higher Education

Sponsored by McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society


Tuesday, February 2, 2021
5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
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The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted college admissions testing for US high school students. This has ushered in a fundamental shift in selective college admissions in the short term – and possibly forever. When standardized tests are optional, how will the other components of applicants’ files subsequently be reviewed, and with what implications for diversity and social mobility? 

On Feb. 2, at 5 pm PT, our panel of experts featuring Ana Rowena McCullough, Co-Founder and CEO of QuestBridge, Angel B. Pérez, CEO of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, Jesse Rothstein, Professor of Public Policy and Economics at UC Berkeley, and Sarah Turner, Professor of Economics and Education at the University of Virginia, will explain what the research says about testing-optional admissions, how colleges and applicants might respond, and what the new admissions landscape might mean for increasing access to higher education. Anthony Lising Antonio, Associate Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, will moderate the event.

Advance registration is required: https://bit.ly/scoresoptional