In my opinion, college admissions tests are highly inaccurate. I do not think that a standardized test efficiently shows how intelligent a person is. There are many factors that can go into someone receiving a higher or lower score on the ACT or SATs. Some people receive excellent grades but do not score as high as their peers on the ACTs. Some people are just not good at taking tests. Test anxiety is very common and regurgitating random information does accurately depict the persons intelligence.
In this article they point out all the different ways that ACTs are not an accurate test for students. These include the tests not being precise, not predicting college performance, and being biased towards white, affluent, male test takers.
I know for me personally I scored average on the ACTs but had above average grades and continue to get good grades in college. I do not feel that the ACTs accurately reflected my education, intelligence, and competency.
This is just a Simpsons spoof on standardized testing. My favorite part is when they have the National Testing Center slogan as "controlling your destiny since 1925." I truly think that ACT and SATs should be eliminated all together and the focus should be put on grades, grade improvement, and extra curricular activities.