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Dartmouth Becomes First Ivy League University
to Reinstate Standardized-Testing Requirement

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Posted By: Dreadnought, 2/5/2024 1:05:51 PM

Dartmouth College will restore its SAT requirement for admissions beginning with the Class of 2029, making it the first Ivy League university to reinstate the testing requirement after doing away with it after Covid. In an email to the university community, Dartmouth president Sian Beilock wrote that the decision to reimplement the standardized test was made in response to a faculty study which found that “standardized test scores are an important predictor of a student’s success in Dartmouth’s curriculum” regardless of a “student’s background or family income.”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: aasilver 2/5/2024 1:20:53 PM (No. 1651393)
So that starts with freashpersons enrolling this September?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 2/5/2024 1:26:00 PM (No. 1651399)
It will be fun to watch what happens when Darmouth and MIT graduates are preferred over Harvard by employers.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 2/5/2024 1:34:07 PM (No. 1651410)
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Reply 4 - Posted by: ThreeBadCats3 2/5/2024 1:49:56 PM (No. 1651418)
A revelation that is unexpected but actually welcome and makes sense. In contrast to other previously well respected higher education names.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: andyboy 2/5/2024 1:54:48 PM (No. 1651421)
Glad to see my alma mater (which, as its name indicates, is a College and not a University) has finally showed leadership and -- if only for now -- is venturing off of the PC/woke path it has been on for decades.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: andyboy 2/5/2024 1:57:43 PM (No. 1651423)
Haha, I guess the proper word is "shown" (not "showed"). Thanks Dartmouth!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bpl40 2/5/2024 2:02:02 PM (No. 1651427)
The march back from DEI to Reason will be long. But must start somewhere.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Californian 2/5/2024 2:06:14 PM (No. 1651431)
My entry for 'Best woke fake headline' contest: "Dartmouth Returns to Racist Dark Ages of Education"
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Reply 9 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 2/5/2024 2:13:03 PM (No. 1651439)
I'm guessing the professors were appalled at the lack of preparedness in the classes admitted without standardized test scores. A top graduate of an inner-city school where most students are functionally illiterate and can't do basic math isn't college material.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: DVC 2/5/2024 2:29:42 PM (No. 1651450)
Oh,my mean letting people into college based on MERIT? What a novel idea. Can that work? Why had no one thought of this previously? /s off
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Reply 11 - Posted by: earlybird 2/5/2024 2:39:58 PM (No. 1651457)
It appears that this will begin with the freswhman enrollees next year. Other dolleges and universities will follow rather than getting the dregs.. A good thing.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: earlybird 2/5/2024 2:44:10 PM (No. 1651458)
For #5-6:
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Reply 13 - Posted by: SkyKing1222 2/5/2024 2:52:40 PM (No. 1651464)
I would think by 2029 any prospective student, that can pass the entrance exams, will probably be able to cypher that any degree is expensive and useless.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: thekidsmom66 2/5/2024 3:03:49 PM (No. 1651475)
About time! May it be the first of many!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Gordon Mills 2/5/2024 3:14:54 PM (No. 1651486)
#12, I'm with #6
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Catfur27 2/5/2024 3:20:49 PM (No. 1651493)
..ok libs....ALL at once....( deep breath...and.... let it out....).... ".....RACISM !!!!!! "
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Reply 17 - Posted by: privateer 2/5/2024 5:42:40 PM (No. 1651561)
5, 6, 12, 15----I prefer the archaic, high-toned and pretentious: 'shewn'. LOL
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Krause 2/6/2024 6:53:54 AM (No. 1651816)
How screwy are these Ivy schools? They had these great reputations, then they let people in who don't belong there grade-wise, go by skin color, then promote thesis cheaters on up to president. I used to think there were a lot of brains there!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Adam 2/6/2024 7:13:06 AM (No. 1651835)
There is something very odd about this and I will tell you what it is. An entirely different version of the SAT is rolling out next month. If Dartmouth studied this and concluded the SAT is their best predictor of Freshman success, their study would had to have used a version of the SAT no one is taking anymore. A lot of my fellow conservatives blindly support standardized testing, thinking it supports a meritocracy. But that conclusion is deeply flawed.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: msjena 2/6/2024 8:26:01 AM (No. 1651897)
Applicants can't be compared without test scores. There is rampant grade inflation in many high schools. Class rank also depends on the student population overall.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 2/6/2024 9:31:00 AM (No. 1651949)
Know someone who scored 1500 on their SAT. She is the liberal offspring of liberal parents so, naturally, see applied to all the big liberal woke universities across the nation. She could not get in any of them. She tried to get a merit scholarship and they all turned her down. All scholarship had race requirements. In the end, she got into a big local college in her home state. Personally, I view that as a blessing in disguise.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Zigrid 2/6/2024 10:50:13 AM (No. 1652008)
Dartmouth is only the beginning...WE ole grannies will take a look at Darmouth along with Notre Damn for our babies....Harvard and MIT are definitely out of the running....the woke folk forgot about grannies who provide for our babies....
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Reply 23 - Posted by: ADNova 2/6/2024 11:06:12 AM (No. 1652020)
Small win for merit. Let’s hope others follow.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: udanja99 2/6/2024 11:43:55 AM (No. 1652056)
#21, I sincerely hope that young woman and her parents learned an important lesson from their experience.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: columba 2/6/2024 4:22:00 PM (No. 1652203)
It is a good idea (again)
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