College access experts attribute the massive spike in applications partially to the elimination of the SAT and ACT in admissions.
UC is being asked not to create its own test to replace the SAT. Students may instead be able to submit scores from 11th grade state exams.
UC’s Board of Regents voted in May to stop requiring the exams, but some campuses were still giving students the option to submit scores.
ACT and SAT are better measures of college readiness than state tests, proponents say.
Removing tests from admissions process would allow UC to recruit and educate California’s best and brightest from all backgrounds.
He is one of the longest-serving urban superintendents, praised for his collaborative style and his role in improving student achievement.
Colleges would miss out on valuable information about student readiness if they eliminate test scores from the admissions process.
High SAT and ACT scores still provide an edge even if colleges don't require them.
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.
If we raise the bar and also provide the right support for kids, teachers and parents, students will meet or exceed our expectations.
In veto message, Newsom says giving districts the test option would widen inequities in college admission that the bill was intended to narrow.
A UC faculty group is studying whether to drop SAT and ACT, overhaul them or substitute other tests as application requirements.
In response to criticism, the College Board is reforming a new admissions tool meant to measure hardships that a freshman applicant faces.
The ACT and SAT provide many valuable benefits to both students and schools, proponents say.
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.