Sunday, December 29, 2019

Standardized Testing Should Not Be Applied For College

Since the 1800’s standardize testing has been used to evaluate individuals to see how well they are retaining the knowledge being taught or if they possess skills needed to perform the job at hand correctly and accurately. With that being said colleges look at test score from tests such as the ACT or SAT to predict how successful the student will be at the college they are applying for. This comes as a disadvantage at most times and can often lead to misjudgements based on assumptions of one test a student takes. Standardize testing should not be used in the determining factor of whether or not being accepted into college. Applying for college generally starts around the summer of junior year as a high school student. Individual†¦show more content†¦Not only can ACT score make or break your admission but it also impact the amount of scholarship being received. According to Peterson’s staff on its website states, â€Å"Test scores are just one of a number of factors that are taken into account when you apply to college. That being said, schools wouldn t ask to see them if they didn t matter. Put some time into getting ready because they will have an impact on the admissions decision†! With looking at standardized test score colleges can not see how well rounded the student is so they must look at other aspects. Another major area that is critical to college applications is an individual’s grade point average (G.P.A.). A G.P.A. is number representing an average of the accumulated grades an individual acquires over time. A G.P.A let’s colleges know that the student was or was not committed to their school work. It also shows the challenging classes and how well a student performed in the harder classes. Not only do college care about academics they also want to make sure individuals maintain a balance of academics and extracurricular activities. Colleges think that it is important that students show they ca n focus on multiple things at once and help the college add more diverse groups and clubs to its campus. College look at so many college applications a year they must set a guideline to what makes people automatically accepted and what disqualifies

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