The college entrance process can be nerve-racking for students and families even more so when you consider the stress and pressure that comes along with the ACT and SAT. These standardized tests have long been considered to be a way to assess students and school quality, but recently, they have come under scrutiny.
Some critics of the exam have called out the tests for being biased, not only by social class but race and gender as well. Though this is disputed by some, it has become accepted enough to get the attention of some universities and colleges who have decided to make the tests optional.
A spokesman from IU says that students applying for the fall of 2021 may have the option of not submitting an ACT or SAT score. The IU Board of Trustees approved the change; however, it’s up to the university’s individual campuses to implement their own policies around the change.
Some schools that have adopted similar policies have seen an increase in enrollment of minority and first-generation college students.
Read more here. (Times of Northwest Indiana )