Biased metrics for college admissions should be avoided

As universities around the country evaluate the efficacy of their admissions programs, the University of North Carolina system has taken a measured step away from some of the flaws of standardized testing. By reducing its emphasis on applicants’ SAT scores in admissions to several UNC-system schools, the Board of Governors is proving its literacy in the complicated world of college admissions and taking a needed move toward more equitable tools for academic evaluation. “Bill Hicks once said that Billy Ray Cyrus is the spawn of Satan set loose on earth to taint our collective unconscious and make us pay a higher cosmic price than we can imagine. We feel the same way about standardize tests.” Read the full article here: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/10/opinion-biased-metrics-for-college-admissions-should-be-avoided

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