February 7, 2020

A report from a University of California faculty task force released on Monday recommends continuing to require the SAT or ACT for freshmen admissions, saying the standardized tests are important predictors of student success. The report recommends changes other than eliminating the use of tests to expand student diversity on UC campuses.  UC President Janet Napolitano requested the report more than a year ago.

Opponents say they will continue fighting the testing mandate both in court and at the UC Board of Regents.

This week, EdSource reporter Larry Gordon explains the history behind the SAT and ACT and summarizes the report’s findings. We also interview Michele Siqueiros, president of the Campaign for College Opportunity, one of the organizations that oppose the use of the tests. 

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