• 1 week ago

A major blow to college entrance exams

The University of California system plans to eliminate the SAT and ACT as requirements for applying to its 10 schools. The decision could accelerate the decline of standardized testing, which critics say put poor, black and Latino students at a disadvantage.

But it’s not clear who will benefit from the change: A task force commissioned by the University of California found that the tests often gave a leg up to low-income and minority applicants who might have been rejected based on grades alone.

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