Test-Optional Research by Prof. Rosinger is Cited in New USA Today Article


02/18/2016

USA Today

Kelly Rosinger, a post-doc at EdPolicyWorks, has research cited in new USA Today article on tests becoming optional in college admissions.

GW gets record-breaking number of apps after tests become optional

Some question whether diversity is the real reason behind this trend. According to an article in the Hechinger Report, a 2014 study by researchers at the University of Georgia that examined U.S. Department of Education data at 32 liberal arts colleges found that “test-optional policies overall have not been the catalysts of diversity that many have claimed them to be.”

Instead, it says, they attract more applicants, which in turn means they can turn more down, lowering their acceptance rate and raising “the institution’s perceived selectivity.”