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ERIC Number: EJ1223121
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-5748
Test-Flexible Admissions Policies and Student Enrollment Demographics: Examining a Public Research University
Rubin, Paul G.; González Canché, Manuel S.
Review of Higher Education, v42 n4 p1337-1371 Sum 2019
A growing number of postsecondary institutions in the United States have removed standardized testing as a requirement for admission. Researchers, however, have suggested that these "test-optional" policies may not benefit underrepresented populations as intended, but instead serve as an additional revenue source for the institution. In this study, we utilize a synthetic control method to extend this research by considering whether a more nuanced "test-flexible" policy, which allows qualifying students to decide whether to submit test scores instead of an institution-wide policy, influences student enrollment demographics at a public university.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Pell Grant Program
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