Experts: Intentional Race-conscious Outreach Needed in Admissions Process - Higher Education: NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Test scores and grades don’t tell universities enough about a prospective student, and there’s a need for race-conscious outreach and recruitment to bring more diverse students onto campus.
So argued two leading researchers of Asian American issues in higher education Monday at the national seminar of the Education Writers Association.
“The idea that grades and test scores are objective is debatable,” said Robert Teranishi, education professor at UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center.
He cited recent changes to the College Board’s SAT as evidence that the college entrance exam lacks validity.
“If it were perfect in defining merit, why would they change it?” Teranishi said.