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November 9, 2021
California's public universities won't consider SAT and ACT scores, but some students still take tests for scholarships and placement.
September 8, 2020
Many testing sessions for the SAT and ACT were canceled in pandemic. Some remain scheduled for the fall, with social distancing and masks required.
May 21, 2020
College Board says students who couldn’t submit exams must retake them in June. Students instead want their original responses to be graded.
April 16, 2020
Exams will include high-tech proctoring to discourage cheating. UC temporarily has dropped the tests as admissions requirements.
April 14, 2020
Despite health crisis, students still want to earn college credit with good AP scores. Anti-cheating measures will be enforced for at-home tests scheduled in May.
November 25, 2019
UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ makes strongest remarks yet against the use of college admissions tests at Berkeley as university awaits faculty report on the issue.
August 27, 2019
In response to criticism, the College Board is reforming a new admissions tool meant to measure hardships that a freshman applicant faces.
March 29, 2019
One bill would let school districts give the SAT or ACT to all students, at state expense; another calls on UC and CSU to consider phasing out the tests altogether.
October 24, 2018
While overall scores rose, only 48 percent of California students did well enough on the SAT to be considered fully college ready. Ethnic disparities remain as well.
March 15, 2018
State Superintendent Torlakson and some superintendents are at odds on the issue. An analysis by the prominent nonprofit Achieve will add fuel to the debate.
October 24, 2017
At $1,430 for a full-time student, the tuition and fees at California's community colleges are less than half the $3,570 national average, the College Board survey found.
September 26, 2017
The test’s content was dramatically changed last year to align much more closely with subject material taught in high school. Gaps among racial groups persist in California and nationally.
March 7, 2017
SAT and Smarter Balanced explore the potential of a partnership, even as they compete for market share.