College admissions tests rank students on a curve rather than measuring how well they are meeting state standards and are weaker predictors of college performance than high-school grades.
11th graders suffering test fatigue from too many tests and SAT better positions underserved students for college, proponents say.
College entrance exams less fair, more at risk for problems, opponents say.
Superintendents say free college readiness testing for all would raise SAT/ACT scores and boost college admissions. Opponents say AB 1951 would undermine the usefulness of high school testing.
Three dozen California districts and charter networks say free tests raise expectations and remove a barrier for applying to college.