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Monday, 1 March 2021

Colleges waiving standardized testing requirement

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Colleges waiving standardized testing requirement
Colleges waiving standardized testing requirement

The University of Minnesota-Rochester waived the requirement for the 2021-2022 school year.

After that, they'll re-evaluate the data to see of the option will stick around.

New this morning on daybreak.

Some high school students will no longer be required to submit an a?


"*t or s?

"* score when applying for college.

At least for the next couple of years.

Kimt news 3's madelyne watkins joins us live to tell us why a growing number of universities are doing away with standardized testing.

Good morning, madelyne./// brooke and tyler.

I remember when i was in high school taking all the practice tests i can to prepare for the a?



But because of the pandemic... those testing opportunities were canceled for a lot of students.


"*19 has made it difficut for students to properly prepare for and safely take the standardized tests.

The a?


"*t or s?

"* a?

"*t a required for students to show the universities how academically ready they are.

The director of admissions at university of minnesota?

"* rochester tells me without the scores to look at... universities will be putting more of an emphasis on students' grades from high school, short answer essays on the application and letters of recommendatio "but it just means that the other factors are going to be elevated since there will be one less factor.

Now, a student can still take and submit the exam if they have that opportunity.

It just means that a student won't be penalized if they don't have it."

He tells me the university of minnesota?

"* rochester is actually up 12% in applications this year ?

"**- which he says could be due to the optional standardized testing now available.

Live in rochester.

Madelyne watkins kimt thank you, madelyne.

Specifically for the university of minnesota?

"* rochester... the exams are waived only for the 2021?

"* 202 school year and the fall of 2022.

After that... they'll re?

"* evaluate the data to see if the option

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