YPL affiliate Awilda Rodriguez on why test-optional admissions policies fall short of their promise

July 24, 2022 The Hechinger Report

In an opinion piece for The Hechinger Report, YPL faculty affiliate Awilda Rodriguez outlines the reasons why a test-optional approach isn’t necessarily a game changer for more equitable college admissions.

In response to the pandemic, many selective colleges and universities across the nation temporarily dropped testing requirements for admission. “But despite its promises, test-optional admission has not been the game changer for racial and class-based equity that many hoped it would be. And, as colleges and universities prepare for a new academic year, the hourglass on test-optional admissions policies is running out,” she writes.