The University of California school system has shifted away from a decades-long high school tradition... the ACT and SAT scores!
According to CNN, the UC system has agreed to drop the ACT and SAT requirements from its admissions and scholarship process. The announcement came Friday last week, stating that the UC Board of Regents had first been considering the move just last year.
The decision follows pressure from activists who have long argued that standardized tests put minority and low-income students at a disadvantage.
The report adds that the UC Board of Regents voted in May 2020 to eliminate the SAT and ACT testing requirement for incoming freshman students.
The SAT and ACT tests can still be used when considering a student for admissions in the fall of 2022, but the test will be optional.
FairTest, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit group that is generally opposed to standardized testing, announced last month that more than 1,400 accredited colleges and universities that grant bachelor's degrees won't require students applying for fall 2022 admission to submit test scores. That is more than 60% of the undergraduate institutions in the United States, the group announced.
The report adds that the University of California system is eyeing another test for possible admission requirement for students enrolling in the fall of 2025.
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