Admissions tests lose favor

By: | May 21, 2020

The University of California would radically reduce its use of SAT and ACT scores for admission decisions under a proposal its governing board will consider Thursday, the latest sign of the waning power of two tests that have long shaped American higher education.

Earlier this spring, as the novel coronavirus pandemic prevented many high school juniors from taking the SAT or ACT, the public university in the nation’s most populous state announced the suspension of its test score requirement for students applying to enter as freshmen in fall 2021. Applicants will still be allowed to submit scores they believe might help their case.

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