School Admission Requirements For College Admission Requirement

1114 WordsMar 22, 20165 Pages
Andrew Shue once said, “Life is the most exciting opportunity we have. But we have one shot. one graduate from college once, and that 's it. one 're going out of that nest.” Majority of students want to attend college but are hesitant. How can they get graduate from college that one time if they are never given the opportunity. Prohibited, whether because of grades or the cost, they still have an obstacle that stops them from attending. Some feel that students were not able to attend college because of ACT and SAT scores. Colleges are considering changing the college admission requirement. This means not looking at standardized test scores. Studies show that the test is biased towards a specific demographic group and race. Requirements for…show more content…
A membership group for college admissions officers, high school counselors and other education professionals, found in a report it commissioned in 2009 “The average gains from commercial test preparation courses were around 30 points on the SAT, and less than one point on the ACT which is lower than the providers typically claim”(Carrns 1). This statement supports the claim and makes the question, “Is spending all the money worth it?” As a junior or senior one wants to make the best decisions, to meet application requirements. Upon receiving score one is most likely will want to increase them or go above the college’s minimum requirement. Paying the price for online or one-on-one tutoring, whether one or both, is supposed to bring testing scores up a few points. It cannot be answered 100% positive of raising scores to get into a good university. Many households ,whether wealthy or middle-class, could save hundreds ,maybe even thousands of dollars spent on preparing for a bias test. ACT and SAT test have shown to be bias towards certain demographic groups. Financially as well as race. Discounting them would give every race and class of students opportunity. White and Asians are expected to do well but hispanics and blacks are not. Research shows that Hispanic students enrolled rose from 21.7 to 33.8,just between 2000 and 2013.
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