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Are the SAT and ACT Holding America Back?

That’s what Peter Coy concludes in his article, “What’s Holding America Back,” published in yesterday’s Bloomberg Businessweek. In the article, University of Wyoming President Robert Sternberg concludes that applicants should be asked to “demonstrate creativity, practical intelligence, and even wisdom.”

His conclusion dovetails nicely with Dean of Admissions Martha Allman’s commentary in our initial news release when we decided to go test-optional back in 2008: “Wake Forest has always been characterized by personal attention in the admissions process and in the classroom. Removing the test requirement will demonstrate emphatically that we value individual academic achievement and initiative as well as talent and character above standardized testing.”