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A Brief Analysis of the “Optional Examination” Policy in American College Enrollment

Jiarui Zhang

City University of Macau, Macau, China.

*Corresponding author: Jiarui Zhang

Published: November 29,2023


Because the United States has long been characterized by a significant wealth disparity, racial discrimination against blacks and ethnic minorities, and other factors, educational inequity has persisted for an extended period of time. In order to promote educational equity, colleges and universities in the United States have gradually implemented the "exam optional" policy for undergraduate enrollment. This policy allows students to choose whether or not to submit standardized test scores. The requirements for not submitting standardized test scores vary from university to university. By analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of the policy and its effects, this paper presents a series of sugges-tions for the reform of the college entrance examination in China. Under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law by President Obama in 2015. The National Center for Fair and Open Testing (FairTest) has promoted the test-optional policy, which an increasing number of American colleges and universities have adopted.


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A Brief Analysis of the “Optional Examination” Policy in American College Enrollment

How to cite this paper: Jiarui Zhang. (2023). A Brief Analysis of the “Optional Examination” Policy in American College Enrollment.The Educational Review, USA7(10), 1564-1569.