Standardized tests act as equalizer, increase access: Reed

August 23, 2018

“For most of my career, it has been an article of faith among progressive academics that standardized tests are terrible,” writes Matt Reed, but standardized tests have the capacity to identify talent that otherwise would have been missed. The tests work as equalizers, he writes, “because 'good' students aren’t only found in 'good' schools.” He concludes by pointing to the way standardized tests such as the SAT can ensure that talent is pulled from a wider pool and give students a fresh chance to prove themselves. Inside Higher Ed