UC Leaders Favor Ditching the SAT and ACT

SAT and ACT skeptics are getting a show of support from some University of California heavyweights.

The Los Angeles Times reports that UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol T. Christ, UC Santa Cruz Chancellor Cynthia K. Larive, and UC Provost Michael Brown now favor dropping the standardized testing admission requirement. They made their announcements after a new round of research showed scores are heavily influenced by income and race.

“They really contribute to the inequities of our system," said Christ.

The UC system, as well as the California State University system, are currently reevaluating the use of standardized testing in their admissions processes. Rejection of the SAT or ACT as a requirement would represent a monumental shift that would be felt throughout higher education.

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