College Ends Consideration of Test Scores in Admissions

Hampshire College in Massachusetts announced last week that it would no longer consider SAT or ACT scores in admissions or financial aid decisions, reports The New York Times.

The college has been "test optional" since it opened in 1970, but would become "test blind," for greater fairness and because Hampshire favors assessment through work, projects and discussions over exam scores, Meredith Twombly, dean of admissions, told the Times.

Robert Schaeffer, of Fair Test, said Hampshire would be the only test-blind college. Sarah Lawrence was test-blind for many years but reverted back to test optional two years ago after U.S. News & World Report stopped ranking it because of the lack of test scores.


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