What they actually said is “virtually no difference” exists in the academic performance between those students that submitted SAT or ACT test scores and those that did not.
The study supports what schools that have already gone “test optional” believe – that high school grades are the best predictor of student success. Students that have higher high school grades general continue to receive high grades in college regardless of how poorly they may have scored on the SAT or ACT. Students that have lower high school grades general continue to receive lower grades in college regardless of how well they may have scored on the SAT or ACT.
As you might expect, folks at test-maker The College Board continue to believe “the predictive validity of college entrance exams” but the latest data is not in their favor.
You can see the full article from Inside Higher Ed here.