University Testing: Problems

Standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, and GRE are promoted by their developers as important tools for admissions offices to use in distinguishing between students from vastly different backgrounds. What the tests' developers fail to say is how poorly the exams predict students' future performance at the undergraduate and graduate level. Nor do they honestly address the racial, gender, and economic inequities in admissions, financial aid, and participation in special programs that stem from the use of standardized tests.