California State University System profile taken from Test Scores Do Not Equal Merit:

Bates College profile taken from Test Scores Do Not Equal Merit:

    "If I had had to choose between making tests optional and losing 1000 applications it would have been tough. But when you gain 1000 applications? There's no downside. "1 - William Hiss, current Vice President and former Director of Admissions at Bates

Admissions Quotes

Here is what officials at colleges and universities nationwide have to say about the SAT and ACT:


"Schools that use the SAT are throwing away a third of their talent."
- William Hiss, Dean of Enrollment at Bates College


SAT Scoring Error 2006

Q&A With FairTest's Public Education Director

Thursday, August 02, 2007

originally published on

FairTest's Reaction to the Release of the 2007 SAT Scores

for further information:
Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773
Cell (239) 699-0468
for release with annual SAT scores
Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The SAT: Questions and Answers (PDF)

GMAT - Padlock on MBA Admissions Gates (PDF)

Questions for Test Proponents About "New" University Admissions Exams

WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE THAT A NEW OR REVISED EXAM WILL PREDICT COLLEGE GRADES MORE ACCURATELY THAN CURRENT TESTS DO? The manufacturers of both the SAT and ACT admit that a student's high school grades provide better forecasts of undergraduate performance than their tests do. How will changing the format or contents of an entrance exam improve its "predictive validity"? Can test proponents provide independent data to back up their claims?


Letter to UC Regents, 2002

May 9, 2002


Governor Gray Davis
State Capitol
Governor's Office
Sacramento, CA 95814


Dear Governor Gray Davis:

On Wednesday, May 15, 2002 the University of California Board of Regents is scheduled to be briefed about possible "new" admissions tests by the College Board, ACT, and the Board on Academic Relations with Schools.

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