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Congress should develop a national test that all college graduates take to measure skill competency.

While college students today have the opportunity to choose among an astounding array of majors, too few are equipped with the analytical skills that are necessary in virtually any job. Moreover, if students are only learning to recite a series of facts, grade point average is a weak indicator of whether or not a college graduate will make a good employee. A baseline standardized test that all college graduates must take, based, not on facts, but rather on skills like logic, reasoning, and basic writing and math, would help separate the schools and programs that do develop such skills from those that do not.