You make a very good point.
But it is Wharton after all. I personally think anything that isn’t spectacular should not be submitted. An amazing test score isn’t likely to make a difference because it’s probably expected. A less than stellar score is a bit of a ding, IMO. An unhooked applicant doesn’t want a ding of any sort for Wharton. Maybe I’m erring too much on the side of caution.
I’m comparing apples to oranges here, but when my son applied to college, he had a composite 1490. His math score was 790. His ACT composite was 34, but math was 31. We decided it was best to submit both scores because the 790 was so strong, as was his 36 in reading. He wasn’t applying anywhere nearly as prestigious.
In his case, I think both scores helped him, but this was a couple of years ago before covid. Test scores are definitely less important than they used to be. Maybe if this student wasn’t applying to Wharton, submitting would be fine.