The admissions testing process for colleges and universities has been under scrutiny for some time, but only a few institutions had taken steps to improve it. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, forcing many testing centers to close their doors, schools could no longer look the other way. Institutions of higher education have come up with a number of solutions, including test-blind and test-optional policies, but there is still more work to do.
ExamSoft’s eBook Holistic Alternatives to Standardized Testing in College Admissions discusses these problems with the admissions process, both socially and historically, and elaborates on three holistic alternatives:
- Test-Optional vs. Test-Blind Policies
- Multiple Mini Interview Process
- Homegrown Admissions Testing