ACS Updates May 2020: What does "test optional" really mean for college admissions?

Much of the college admissions landscape has changed this year, and as rising seniors continue their college admissions journey, we here at Academic Coaching Services want to support your family. 

Many have asked about the state of college admissions testing, especially since many colleges and universities have already announced "test optional" policies for the upcoming admissions cycle (2020-2021). What effect will this policy have on one's admissions decision? Should I continue to take the ACT or SAT?