A Better Way to Recruit

We’ve known for a long time that standardized tests don’t sort for actual smarts.

They might sort for seriousness (the only semi-defensible argument left in their favor), but they mostly sort for privilege and access.

There has to be a better way, and I suspect it might be a discussion community.

Imagine what might happen if colleges (and employers?) started talking with high schoolers, and grad schools started talking with college grads.

If schools and students were able to spend a couple of years getting to know each other, they might have a much better idea of all the things standardized tests are supposed to indicate — plus a lot more relevant information about soft skills and financial planning, for example.

Acing the test but failing student loans or the transition to the workforce doesn’t serve either the student or the school.