NECBAC Professional Development Featuring Jay Rosner, JD

August 1, 2020

TITLE: The Shifting Tectonic Plates of Admission Testing:  Where Are We Going?

EVENT TIME/DATE: Monday, August 3, 1:00-3:00 pm (EST)

DESCRIPTION: Where have we been with admission testing, and where are we going?  More than half of all 4-year colleges are now test optional for 2021.  The pandemic. George Floyd’s murder.  Test blind.  California’s voters will, we hope, repeal Prop. 209 this November.  There are a lot of moving parts.  A 2016 quote from Prof. Ibram X. Kendi sounds less extreme now than it might have then: “Standardized tests have become the most effective racist weapon ever devised to objectively degrade Black minds and legally exclude their bodies.”  For 25 years, Jay Rosner has focused on testing’s inequities: first as a lawyer, then a policy advocate, a test-prep provider, a consultant to URM organizations and colleges, a researcher and, more recently, an organizer, often at the nexus of testing and law.  He’s lived recent testing history, and will attempt to shed some light on testing’s shifting terrain.

ABOUT JAY ROSNER: Jay Rosner is a national admissions test expert based in the San Francisco bay area. As the Executive Director of The Princeton Review Foundation, he has done advocacy and consulting work on testing’s inequities in collaboration with URM-serving nonprofits and colleges, and more recently involving organizing around lawsuits involving affirmative action or testing.   He researches and writes on testing topics, and does testing workshops for admissions staffs and at educational conferences.  He also specializes in providing test preparation resources to low-income and underrepresented minority students for tests such as the SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT and LSAT. (Bio except from – please visit for more information).