Are you more than an SAT score?


A few weeks back, a couple local media outlets picked up on a commentary I wrote related to Wake Forest University’s decision to make SAT scores an optional part of their enrollment application process.  Wake Forest claims that, in the three years since they stopped requiring the SAT scores, the quality of their applicant pool has improved.

Hmmm.  Fascinating.

Below are a couple links to my commentary on the topic.

From the Charlotte Observer:

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/01/11/2915012/better-ways-to-measure-students.html#storylink=misearch

From WFAE-FM 90.5 (our NPR affiliate in Charlotte):

http://www.wfae.org/wfae/19_100_0.cfm?id=8174&action=display

At Cannon School we, too, work hard to get to know each applicant beyond his or her test scores. That’s the best way, we think, to assemble a community of learners that is diverse, talented, and engaged.

Your feedback is welcomed and encouraged!

Bill Diskin