Washington State University will no longer require SAT or ACT testing results in the admissions process.

The plan, which was adopted Friday, also recommended the school no longer require tests in the selection process for scholarships as well as tuition waivers.

In a statement Provost and Executive Vice President Elizabeth Chilton said, "I think COVID just sort of pushed a number of colleges and universities a little further along because we saw that we were able to make informed decisions without those scores."

The move to eliminate consideration of the SAT and ACT is part of a national movement away from standardized tests due to concerns about implicit cultural bias and persistent inequalities among racial and ethnic groups.

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