EdNext Podcast: Pandemic Sets off a Scramble for Scarce SAT and ACT Seats

“It’s a little absurd to see hundreds of families from different states across the Eastern Seaboard descending on small rural Virginia towns to sit for college admissions tests.”

Photo of Sarah TurnerA professor of economics and education at the University of Virginia, Sarah Turner, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss how canceled college admission tests and test-optional policies in the wake of Covid-19 are affecting equity in college admissions.

Combination of Limited College Admission Testing and ‘Test-Optional’ Policies Set off a Scramble,” by Turner and Jordan Arnold, is available now.

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