Standardized tests, the two words have haunted and irritated students ever since their education began.Tests such as the SAT, ACT, and IQ can accurately show how intelligent someone is as well as predict future academic success. This is why they play such a large role in college admissions today. They continually have become a staple in the acceptance of students. Some studies have shown though, that these tests have a low correlation between score and college grades. So the question is, should colleges place so much importance on standardized test scores? Most people don't like the idea of one test showing what someone has learned in four years, but standardized tests do a great job of predicting future success. This is why colleges have put so much emphasis on these scores and will continue to do so in the future.