On one hand, standardized tests give us a way to measure something about your potential that we can compare equally across all applicants. However, there is concern that a test score could simply reflect how good a student is at taking tests. From this perspective, standardized tests present us with a fuller picture for some applicants but might actually limit or skew our understanding of others.
Each of these viewpoints has its merits, which is why Kent State allows you to decide whether or not to provide scores as part of your application. Overall, we’ll never let them be the guiding reason for an overall decision.