The LSAT probably isn’t the first standardized test to play a role in determining your academic future. From SATs to ACTs to MCATs and GREs, standardized testing is a huge part of the U.S. education system and has been for a long time.
But should it be? Does it have to be? And will the COVID-19 pandemic lead to a societal shift away from standardized testing?
In this episode, Branden & Jelena branch out beyond the LSAT to talk about . . .
- How undergraduate programs moved away from standardized testing during the pandemic and why
- Biases inherent in standardized testing
- How those biases affect the LSAT, too
- Alternative ways to assess students
- The path forward for college admissions in a post-pandemic world . . .
Links and further resources from from this week’s episode:
California leading the nation in diminishing the role of SAT testing: http://lat.ms/2O0WZSZ
College Board discontinues SAT optional essays & subject tests: http://cnn.it/2MnCeQE
Colleges dropping SAT requirements during the pandemic: http://cnn.it/36wtXki
2013 study of race, poverty, and SAT scores: https://bit.ly/3rcYNXg
2015 study found family income highly correlated with SAT score: http://bit.ly/3pELJJT
TestMax Announces Justice in Action Program to Support 1,000 Future Lawyers: https://testmaxprep.com/blog/justice-in-action
33 Common LSAT Flaws, Available Now in Paperback & Kindle Formats: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08B2KM2Q8/&field-keywords=lsat
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The Road to 180: The Ultimate Guide to LSAT Prep (free on Kindle unlimited): https://amzn.to/3q4ifp1