Tufts University has altered its admissions policies to include tests that measure character traits such as ethics, wisdom and common sense. The focus of traditional college admissions standards on academics and analytical skills overlooks other practical skills students may have, meaning colleges may be missing out on some of the most creative and adaptable students, according to Robert Sternberg, a former dean at Tufts. "We need to send the message to high schools that we’re looking for more. The way to do that is augment what we use to admit kids," he said.

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