Roger Wms. U. Makes Standardized Tests Optional

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Roger Williams University has joined other colleges and universities nationwide to make standardized tests optional for college admissions.

The Providence Journal reports ( ) that the change will take effect with the fall class of 2013.

Brian Clark, public relations director for Roger Williams, says a significant percentage of high school seniors don't perform well on standardized tests. He says many other factors play a stronger role in a student's ability to succeed in college.

In Rhode Island, the SAT and ACT tests are optional at Providence College, Salve Regina University, Bryant University and Johnson & Wales University.

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