,,, Wake Forest was the first highly ranked research university to announce the move away from the SAT in 2008.Read the full article
Since then, the university in Winston-Salem has become more racially and socio-economically diverse. Pell Grant recipients almost doubled. Students of color increased from 18 percent to nearly 23 percent.
Along the way, the university also noticed an uptick in the number of students with an exemplary high school track record, which, research shows, is the best predictor of college success. The percentage of Wake Forest first-year students who graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school classes grew from 65 percent in 2008 to 83 percent last fall. ...
The university's results are reported in a new book, "SAT Wars," edited by Joseph Soares, a sociology professor at Wake Forest. The book debunks the notion that standardized tests are a good indicator of future academic achievement.
It is published as North Carolina embarks on a new era of testing. ...