What should colleges and universities do with a student’s SAT and ACT scores? Hampshire College has come up with a bold answer: ignore them. These tests introduce a lot of statistical noise, because it is impossible to know if the student had a typical test-taking performance, took a prep course that boosted their results beyond what they would “naturally” get, and, most critically, what a high score means about the student’s future success (hundreds of other schools are “test optional” suggesting they are sympathetic to these ideas). So what is Hampshire College doing instead? School President Jonathan Lash explains in an article.