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The College Admissions Scandal and the Trouble With Strictly Timed Standardized Tests

March 25, 2019 | Media News

Professor Ruth Colker published an article in Pacific Standard titled, The College Admissions Scandal and the Trouble With Strictly Timed Standardized Tests.

“Stringently timed, high-stake tests have an adverse impact against racial minorities, women, those with low socio-economic status, non-native speakers of English, older applicants, and people with disabilities,” she writes. “Of course, that adverse impact is further exacerbated when the ultra-wealthy cheat to inflate their children’s scores.”