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Colleges to Give Exit Exams to Determine Students' Value as Employees

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Students at about 200 U.S. colleges will take part in exit exams next spring, in an attempt to look past grades and diplomas and allow employers to determine a student's true value.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Collegiate Learning Assessment will be similar to the SAT and will provide employers with the ability to determine which students score highest in terms of critical thinking. Students who score well would be able to use the good grade to market themselves to employers.

Employers have determined that grades and diplomas can be misleading and that graduating from a college or university simply isn't enough proof of a potential employee's worth, the Journal says.

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